Yingluck going to Pattani tomorrow
- Published: 12/12/2012 at 02:43 PM
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Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will travel to Pattani province in the far South on Thursday for meetings with teachers and other groups.
Ms Yingluck announced the trip on Wednesday after attending a meeting of the committee for implementing policies and strategies for solving problems in the deep South.
She said the meeting stressed the need for all agencies to integrate their work to make sure they go in the same direction.
The meeting also discussed allocation of budgets to troubled areas to better meet the requirements of the local people.
The prime minister said the government was of the opinion the ongoing problems were mainly the result of insufficient manpower.
To solve this problem, it had approved an increase in the size of the police force in the restive region. However, new police recruits were still undergoing training in the use of weapons to enable them to go both on the defensive and offensive.
She said the government had taken for consideration a proposal by teachers from the southern border provinces for the setting up of a task force to specifically to provide security for teachers.
Ms Yingluck said she would travel to Pattani tomorrow to meet teachers and other people and get first-hand information about their problems.
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