Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra travelled to the volatile deep South once again at the weekend.
She was accompanied by several ministers, senior officials and military officers. She was not, however, accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung.
Ms Yingluck had ordered him again to visit the South to investigate security problems, and again he had more pressing problems in Bangkok.
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