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Ex-communists ask for B650,000

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More than 10,000 former communist insurgents from 20 provinces in the Northeast joined a peaceful gathering in Khon Kaen Monday to demand the government compensate them at a higher rate for their integration into mainstream society. 

                          Peaceful gathering. (Photo by Chakrapan Natunri)

The group urged Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to speed up the payment to assist them under the so-called Prime Minister's Office order No. 66/23, a policy that put a political solution before military means to end the communist threat in the 1980s.

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