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Deputy army chief Udomdet Sitabutr Wednesday ordered intensified security measures in southern border provinces for Buddhist Lent and a period near the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan. 

Gen Udomdet gave the order via video conference with the southern Internal Security Operations Command, Isoc spokesman Col Banpot Pulpian said.

The spokesman said Gen Udomdet expressed concern about security in the far South during the three-month Buddhist Lent period and the latter part of Ramadan. The deputy army chief ordered effective intelligence and efforts to convince locals to help guarantee public safety in their neighbourhoods.

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