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Deep South curfew plan gets the axe

Top brass, governors fear wrecking ties with locals

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High-ranking security officials yesterday vetoed a proposal to impose a limited curfew in the restive far South. 

The Centre for the Implementation of Policies and Strategies for Solving Southern Problems declared the measure unnecessary after reviewing evidence from military and civilian sources at a meeting yesterday. The centre had the final say on whether to approve the plan.

Southern Border Provinces Administration Centre (SBPAC) chief Thawee Sodsong, 4th Army Commander Udomchai Thammasarorat and the governors of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat all told the meeting that existing laws and regulations were sufficient to combat the insurgency.

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