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Chalerm: Media helping to stir up southern unrest

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The media is partly to blame for the problems in the far South because they give the violence too much news coverage, and there are also evil politicians behind the insurgency, Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung said during the House meeting on Thursday. 

Democrat MP for Narathiwat Surachet Wae-asae told the House that southern unrest had intensified since the first Thaksin Shinawatra administration. The government had not tackled the problem properly and there were human rights abuses in the region.

"Government officials don't give importance to the southern issue and they refuse to visit the area to assess the situation and raise the morale of the officers working there.

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