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1,400 entrepreneurs victims of Thailand’s turmoil seek government help

An estimated 5,000 protesters, known as the “Red Shirts,” occupied a three square kilometer area of Bangkok’s business district for two months. Their leaders said they were a non-violent democracy movement representing poor and rural people.

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More than 1,400 entrepreneurs and others who suffered losses totaling Bt2.7 billion in Thailand’s recent political violence registered to receive assistance from the government from May 21-23.

Chaired by PMs Office Minister Sathit Wongnongtoey, the newly-set up committee tasked with helping entrepreneurs and other individuals affected by political violence will meet Monday at Government House.

Bangkok is now recovering from 10 weeks of anti-government demonstrations that shut down much of the city. Picture : Melaine Brou

Former Bangkok governor Apirak Kosayodhin, the committee’s deputy chairman, said the meeting will address assistance measures before submitting them to the Cabinet on Tuesday.From May 24 to 31, people affected can submit their request in seven districts most affected by the protest.

via 1,400 economic victims of political turmoil register for government help.

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