NARATHIWAT : A campaign was underway in downtown Narathiwat yesterday to spur Friday retail trade subdued by threats of insurgent attacks.
In central Narathiwat Wednesday, deputy provincial governor Samart Waradisai presided over the launch of a walking parade around the city encouraging traders to conduct their business as usual on Fridays.
The participants were mostly local leaders, vendors and housewives. They made their way through the city centre in Muang district and called on both Muslim and Buddhist vendors to resume regular trading.
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