More shops open for Friday trade in Narathiwat

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NARATHIWAT, Nov 16 – More shops have opened for trade despite the insurgents’ threat of possible harm to those ignoring their clandestine warnings in this  southernmost province Friday amid tight security.

Combined teams of military, police and local government administrators are now deployed in Tanyongmas municipality, particularly at its fresh market as more shops opened for trade today.

Col Chalermchai Suthinuan, commander of Ranger Forces Regiment 45 in Rangae district, said the cooperating agencies are speeding up boosting confidence of residents regarding tightened security measures after Friday trade went quiet last month following threats of insurgent attacks against those who traded on that day of the week, the Muslim holy day of obligatory public worship.

The military officer said pro-active measures have been implemented by many parties to restore confidence there as soon as possible.