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South Thailand Insurgency

Talking points

Government reveals clean-air plan

The government steps up its efforts to tackle the city's air pollution quandary as Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing unveils "A Clean Air Plan for Hong Kong".

Thursday, 28 March, 2013, 3:30am

Thai militants kill teacher in school canteen

Police officers inspect the body of a slain Thai Muslim teacher shot dead by suspected separatist militants at a school cafeteria in Thailand's restive southern province of Narathiwat. Photo: AFP

Thai insurgents shot dead a teacher in front of dozens of children in a school cafeteria on Wednesday, police said, in the latest deadly attack on an education worker.

23 Jan 2013 - 7:05pm

Boy among six gunned down in Thai south

An 11-year-old boy was among six people killed in a spate of shootings in Thailand’s restive south, police said on Thursday, as a violence continues to roil the Muslim-majority area.

In a bloody day on Wednesday, two militants were killed and two policemen wounded in a shootout at a house in the Raman district of Yala province.

1 Nov 2012 - 3:15pm

Militant attacks in South Thailand leave 11 dead in one day

Suspected Muslim militants have shot dead 11 people in one day in Thailand's insurgency-plagued deep south, police said yesterday.

10 Oct 2012 - 4:04am

Philippines, Moro Islamic Liberation Front separatists agree on peace deal

President Benigno Aquino announces the peace deal in a nationally televised address as cabinet officials sit behind him. Photo: EPA

The Philippine government and the country's biggest Muslim rebel group announced yesterday they had agreed on a plan to end a decades-long separatist insurgency that has killed more than 150,000.

8 Oct 2012 - 1:36pm

Attacks in Thailand's Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat provinces kill six, injure 27

A bombing and several shootings killed six people and wounded 27 during two days of violence in the insurgency-plagued south of Thailand, police said yesterday.

Five people were shot and more than two dozen injured in a spate of incidents on Saturday that spanned all three provinces in the Muslim-majority south, where an eight-year conflict has claimed thousands of lives.

1 Oct 2012 - 4:42am

Insurgents turn up heat with hotel blast

When it comes to the element of fear, the separatist Muslim insurgency in Thailand's deep south reveals itself to be a classic guerilla campaign.

22 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Women in the crossfire

The killers arrived under the cover of darkness, creeping up to the shabby bamboo huts where the schoolboys lay resting. Earlier that evening, the boys had accompanied the principal of their Islamic boarding school to a funeral. By 9.30pm, they were home and packed off to bed.

31 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Trouble in a paradise that is Thailand's deep south

As the hot season approaches, the bougainvilleas bloom blood-red in Thailand's deep south. Huge shrubs spread their flowers along country roads and in the towns. At first glance they create a beguiling atmosphere, along with the cooing of doves - housed in ornate cages in homes and shops - and the kites flying high in the afternoon sea breezes.

10 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Separation anxiety

It is hard not to see the violence in southern Thailand as anything other than a looming quagmire. In international terms, the Muslim separatist violence represents something of a forgotten war - a long-simmering, primarily local dispute that has yet to threaten Thailand's 'land of smiles' image.

27 Jun 2006 - 12:00am