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Chalerm cancels South for loan debate

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Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung "postponed" his first trip ever to the deep South, saying he was needed in Bangkok to help the government push through its bill to borrow two trillion baht for infrastructure projects. 

In order to call off the planned to the South, Mr Chalerm said Tuesday he also phoned to cancel a planned meeting on March 28 at Langkawi with former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad. No new date was set for either the Thailand or Malaysia legs of the postponed trip, but the deputy prime minister said it would be "soon".

Mr Chalerm never has made a trip to the three restive provinces which make up the deep South.

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