184 teachers killed in Thailand’s southern insurgency

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Southern insurgents have killed 184 teachers in three southern border provinces since the violence flared up in 2004, a senior teacher said on Tuesday.

Boonsom Thongsriprai, chairman of the federation of teachers in the three southern provinces, also told a press conference to mark National Teachers’ Day that the government had not yet compensated the dead teachers’ families.

He said the federation has been calling on the government to pay Bt4 million for each teacher lost in the insurgency, in accordance with a Cabinet resolution in 2013.

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However, the money has not yet reached their families.

Boonsom said the government should speed up the process. – The Nation


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