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Vehicle IDs, weapon detectors backed

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The cabinet has approved a proposal to buy vehicle identification technology to help battle the southern insurgency. 

The devices are part of a technology procurement package valued at more than 4.5 billion baht that also includes bomb- and weapon-detecting vehicles and solar-powered street lights, said Ukrit Mongkolnavin, chairman of the Independent Committee for Promotion of the Rule of Law.

The Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) device is a small electronic device equipped with a microchip that enables officers to identify cars and motorcycles. The device scans objects, including licence plates, and collects data much like a barcode reader.

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