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Local leaders in the South will be given a bigger role in helping combat the insurgency in the three southernmost border provinces, because they are the local state authority and understand the problems well, Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung said on Thursday. 

At a meeting of security agencies chaired by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra  on Wednesday, Mr Chalerm was  appointed director of the operations centre for implementation of policies and strategies for solving problems in southern border provinces.

He admitted to being heavy-hearted at being given the assignment.

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