Military sees big improvement in Deep South


YALA – The military’s effort to restore peace in the three southernmost provinces of Thailand has seen some improvement, according to Region 4 Deputy Commander Lieutenant General Ruangsak Suwannaka. 

Lieutenant General Ruangsak informed members of the press that one of the state-initiated projects to create unity and maintain peace in the Deep South has proven very successful, evidenced by the fact that the number of cases of violence has dropped tremendously by 60 percent.

Region 4 Deputy Commander Lieutenant General Ruangsak Suwannaka

According to him, the project will soon be introduced to a total of 37 districts in the three violence-torn provinces of Thailand.

He said a smaller number of violent incidents have been seen since the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) took over the administration, thanks to the NCPO’s guidelines which seek to foster understanding between officers and the general public, maintain peace and order, and building an atmosphere conducive to peace dialogues.