PATTANI : Army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha has backed Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung's proposal for a curfew in violence-prone areas in the South.
A curfew would assist security as it would help authorities screen out innocent people from insurgents, he said before leaving for an official visit to Australia.
Gen Prayuth played down fears of the effect on locals, saying it would not mean a total ban on travelling. Those who needed to leave home during the restricted period could seek permission from authorities.
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