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  1. No relief in sight for troubled south

    Posted Feb 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... provinces- home to a Muslim majority in an otherwise Buddhist nation- deserves to be a priority among them. In recent weeks, however, it has barely surfaced in public debate. The past 12 months marked another bloody year in the south, with more than 1,000 people killed and 1,800 injured in a steady campaign of violence- bombings, shootings and arson- targeting ordinary Buddhists ...

  2. Nationalists stoking anti-Cambodia anger

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Pavin Chachavalpongpun

    ... with the help of the Thai Patriots Network and an influential Buddhist sect, also accuses Cambodia of occupying large disputed areas along the common border. In the process, nationalistic messages have ...

  3. Thai rights record is nothing to smile about

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... more than 3,500 people. Teachers have been killed in their classrooms, and Buddhist monks and rubber planters beheaded, all part of an apparent attempt to rid the area of the majority Buddhists. The three southernmost provinces now seem like a land apart, with ordinary people shutting their shops and locking their houses by late afternoon. The military and police response has ...

  4. 'Land of smiles' must deal with its dark side

    Posted May 25th 2010, 12:00am by Christopher Johnson

    ... dare to join the European Union and Human Rights Watch in accusing the generals of rights violations and the sin of shooting at people near a Buddhist temple. If Abhisit, the military, ...

  5. 'Red shirts' target the social chasm

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Christopher Johnson

    ... Shinawatra. In Thailand, the 'land of the free', the freewheeling Thais generally want the state to help them as Buddhist temples do, not harass them. For many Thais, good governance ...

  6. Objective approach needed in Thailand

    Posted Jan 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Southern Thailand's Muslim population has for decades contended unfair treatment by the Buddhist-majority state. No matter whether grievances are real or perceived, though, bomb attacks on soldiers and civilians in recent days by militants cannot be tolerated. Tracking down the perpetrators and bringing them to justice has to be a priority for the authorities. ...

  7. Women in the crossfire

    Posted Mar 31st 2007, 12:00am by Simon Montlake

    ... that security forces try to use peaceful means to resolve disputes. But the release of detained suspects has sparked counter-demonstrations by Buddhists in the south, who are a dwindling minority. On Monday, about 2,000 Buddhists rallied in Saba Yoi district capital that oversees the boarding school in Pian sub-district to press authorities to provide more weapons for self-defence. Buddhist ...

  8. Cause of Thai insurgency must be addressed

    Posted Apr 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are mostly Buddhists from the north. These decades of grievances will have to be addressed, even as the rebellion is contained. Before this week, the government was already coming under fire ...

  9. Good times tempt Thais to bring forbidden fruits into reach

    Posted Jan 12th 2004, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... was an unhurried Cambodian border town, where a Buddhist wat was the tallest building. Now some of its eight glittering 24-hour casinos reach higher than the serene temple and its chanting monks. Luck, ... groups: Buddhists and feminists,' says Professor Pasuk Phongpaichit of Chulalongkorn University. ...

  10. Gold chains, barbed wire

    Posted Jan 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a prominent role in the controversial struggle to contain the increasingly violent rebellion in the only part of Thailand where Buddhists live as a minority. Rights groups have linked Colonel Manat ... and sell prized amulets to southern Buddhists that promised to protect the wearer from violence. All forms of counter-insurgency are, of course, Isoc's stock-in-trade. Formed with CIA guidance ...




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