PM expresses concerns over southern violence


BANGKOK, 30 July 2012  – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has expressed her worries over the recent attack on Thai soldiers in the Deep South and has ordered authorities to speedily restore peace in the region. 

Government Spokesperson Sansanee Nakpong revealed that during the mobile Cabinet meeting in Surin province, Prime Minister Yingluck voiced her concerns over the ongoing unrest in the southern border provinces. She thus assigned her secretary-general as well as Deputy Prime Minister Police Captain Chalerm Yubamrung to explain to the National Security Council how the security measures had been carried out in the region.

The discussion between the officials will also aim to find more effective measures to prevent insurgency and maintain peace in the South. The Spokesperson added that it will mostly focus on raising understanding among southern residents of how the security units are handling the situation.

Meanwhile, at the meeting, the Cabinet also acknowledged the criteria adjustment on financial compensations for families of those killed or disabled by the southern unrest as well as measures to strengthen local security forces.