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Security 'eyes' are blind

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Army commander-in-chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha hit the nail right on the head when he said recently the closed circuit television (CCTV) system in the restive deep South needs to be overhauled to become centralised and more systematic. 

Security officials patrol in front of a fire-damaged surveillance camera on Thasab-Lammai Road in Muang district of Yala province. Arsonists torched 116 cameras in seven districts of the province earlier this month.

His remark came one day after vandals believed to be linked to militant gangs or hired hands in the pay of a business entity involved in a conflict over a CCTV auction _ as suspected by Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung _ went on a rampage, torching 116 CCTV cameras in seven districts of Yala province on Jan 14.

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