Finally, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has ordered Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung to visit the troubled deep South.
This was disclosed to the media by Mr Chalerm himself who also said he was reprimanded by the prime minister for not visiting the region earlier.
Mr Chalerm is in charge of overseeing security affairs down there in his capacity as chief of the Centre for Implementing Policies and Strategies for Solving Problems in the Southern Border Provinces. He has held the post since last year, but has not visited the region to familiarise himself with the issues.
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