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Shooting intensifies Friday trading scare

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Threats of violence against businesses trading on Fridays in the restive southern provinces are taking a toll on the morale of local teachers, according to the head of the Narathiwat Teachers Confederation. 

Leaflets were distributed in many areas of the South a fortnight ago, warning business owners to cease trading on Fridays, when Muslims usually hold their weekly prayers.

Many shops in the insurgent-plagued southern provinces closed last Friday in response to the leaflets, said federation chairman Sa-nguan Intharak, amid reports of men wearing black jackets intimating business owners who kept their doors open.

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