Security agency chiefs agreed on Friday there was no need impose a curfew in areas of the far South after strong opposition to the proposal from local residents, academics and many southern security officials.
National Security Council (NSC) secretary-general Paradon Pattanathabutr said after a key meeting of security agencies responsible for the troubled South that they unanimously agreed that a curfew was not necessary. They had confidence in the people in charge of the fight against the insurgency.
The situation in Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala provinces was improving as more local people were cooperating with the government and intelligence gathering had improved.
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