THAILAND-IN THE SOUTH, FOUR MORE WASTED YEARS
Map of the deep south of Thailand (the muslim provinces) and the adjoining states of Malaysia, 2005. Wikimedia Commons
The Nation-Nov 30
The military has always set the pace in the border provinces, so it’s no surprise that peace remains elusive under a military govt. The junta is mulling the legacy it will leave behind regarding its four years of control over the troubled southern border provinces. The generals might not be going anywhere depending on the outcome of the 2019 election, but they must be concerned that there’s so little to show for yet another block of time that’s passed with no resolution to the insurrectionist problem.
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