Gen Prayuth expresses concerns over violence in South

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BANGKOK, 22 July 2014,  – Head of National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) General Prayuth Chan-Ocha has expressed his concerns over the ongoing violence in the South, urging all sides to monitor and address the problem. 

According to the Council, the number of violent incidents in the three southernmost provinces during the past three months has decreased by 55 compared to that of the same period last year.

Nonetheless, the NCPO Chief has instructed Internal Security Operation Command Region 4 to tighten its grip on the security measures.

Although the authorities have spared no effort to boost security measures for the southern locals, separatists have often managed to breach their strong defense.

The Council, meanwhile, has vowed to go ahead with the stalled peace talks with the separatist groups, adding that much progress has been made, but declined to make further comment.