Deep South residents will be part of peace process

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PATTANI, 21 October 2014 – Deep South residents have been encouraged to help authorities restore peace under Toong Yang Deang Model, which is a strategy said to be more comprehensive in dealing with various issues in the areas.

The Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center (SBPAC) and the Internal Security Council have been working together under the model to assure safety. Residents will also be asked to report to the authorities and look out for one another.

Police and the army will continue to be major forces in safeguarding lives. There will be night time patrols as well as invisible surveillance around schools and villages .

The Toong Yang Deang Model is also focused on establishing mutual understanding between local people and government officers. This will improve the livelihood of the Deep South residents and reduce illegal drug abuse.

Marches against violence will be organized. Emergency drills and safety training will be carried out. A warning system will be installed in 13 schools. Funds will be raised and other necessities will be sought to support the cause.