Connect with us
CGIF-10th-Year-Anniversary

No resolution to conflict in southern Thailand

On the evening of 25 October 2011 the southern Thai town of Yala was shaken by a string of 30 explosions that caused great terror and loss of life. The following day the neighbouring province of Narathiwat saw a similar wave of attacks.This latest bombing campaign was a stark reminder from southern Thailand’s insurgency movement of the seventh anniversary of the Tak Bai massacre.

Boris Sullivan

Published

on

On the evening of 25 October 2011 the southern Thai town of Yala was shaken by a string of 30 explosions that caused great terror and loss of life. The following day the neighbouring province of Narathiwat saw a similar wave of attacks. This latest bombing campaign was a stark reminder from southern Thailand’s insurgency movement of the seventh anniversary of the Tak Bai massacre.

The violent conflict still ravaging southern Thailand has claimed more than 5000 lives since the eruption of violence in 2004, and is concentrated in the three Malay-Muslim majority provinces, Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat, as well as four districts of neighbouring Songkhla.

This historically rebellious region has seen waves of uprisings against the Thai state since it became part of Thailand through the 1909 Anglo-Siamese treaty. Many of the armed movements that have fought for independence over the years have emerged as reactions against recurring efforts by Bangkok to exert increased authority over the region. The 1970s and 1980s saw an extended separatist campaign by the Pattani United Liberation Organisation (PULO), which relied on traditional guerrilla warfare conducted from jungle bases.

Author: Anders Engvall, Stockholm School of Economics

Visit link:
No resolution to conflict in southern Thailand

Comments

Economics

Thai Exports to grow 4% in 2021

Contributing factors include the recovering world economy and the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) estimate that the world economy will expand 5.2 percent in 2021 from a contraction of 4.4% this year.

National News Bureau of Thailand

Published

on

iStock-1144933955.jpg

BANGKOK (NNT) – The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) forecasts that exports in 2021 will gradually return to expansion mode, based on signs of economic recuperation globally and the distribution of a vaccine to protect people against COVID-19.

(more…)
Continue Reading

Tourism

Thai Government imposes ban on gatherings over New Year 2021 holidays

TAT would like to remind all that New Year 2021 activities have been cancelled or gone virtual nationwide to avoid large gatherings according to the Royal Thai Government’s guidelines.

Tourism Authority of Thailand

Published

on

Bangkok, 31 December, 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide the latest update regarding the Royal Thai Government’s latest announcement on the ban of gatherings nationwide.

(more…)
Continue Reading

National

Thai cabinet allows illegal migrant workers to sign up for 2-year work permit

Migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar, who are in Thailand illegally, will be able to obtain a 2-year work permit under a special arrangement offered to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

National News Bureau of Thailand

Published

on

Samut Sakhon One Stop Service

BANGKOK (NNT) – Cabinet has approved a special arrangement for illegal migrant workers from neighboring countries, allowing them to register for 2-year legal work status in Thailand, following the case of a new COVID-19 outbreak among the migrant workers’ community.

(more…)
Continue Reading
Advertisement

Latest

Most Viewed

Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 13,452 other subscribers

Trending