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Isoc to plot amnesty strategy in South

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  • Writer: King-Oua Laohong and Abdullah Benjakat
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Security agencies have given the Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc) responsibility to recommend where and how to offer militants amnesty in exchange for surrender in the troubled southern provinces. 

The new strategy, involving the use of Section 21 of the Internal Security Act (ISA), represents a big shift in the government's approach to the insurgency, which has become increasingly violent in recent months.

The decision was reached in talks on Friday involving the Justice Ministry, Isoc, the National Security Council, the Central Institute of Forensic Science, the Office of the Attorney-General and the police.

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