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Former communist insurgents could lose their right to aid from the government if they are arrested and charged with involvement in political activities, the Internal Security Operations Command has warned. 

Isoc spokesman Dithaporn Sasasamit said yesterday that Isoc did not prohibit ex-communists from getting involved in politics as that was a personal matter. He was responding to reports that some former communists had been found taking part in the red and yellow shirt movements.

However, he said they might need to be warned that they would lose their right to assistance from the state as so-called contributors to development if they were charged with criminal offences, Maj Gen Dithaporn said.

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