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91 rebel defectors surrender

Separatists ask for jobs, legal help and new lives

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Ninety-one men facing separatist-related charges surrendered to authorities yesterday and asked for legal assistance and help in starting new lives. 

Waeali Copter Waji, alias Jeh Ali, is suspected of being the key man behind a Jan 4, 2004 arms robbery at the 4th Development Battalion in Cho Ai-rong district in Narathiwat that renewed the deep South insurgency. He surrendered and met the Fourth Army commander in Narathiwat yesterday. WAEDAO HARAI

The men turned themselves in to security authorities and met Fourth Army commander Udomchai Thamsarorach at the Islamic Committee Office in Narathiwat.

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