Chuan accuses government of lacking a policy on southern insurgency

The government does not have a policy on how to deal with unrest in the Deep South and it has confused Southern people with the claim that the current rubber…

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Two Thais stand among the few worldwide capable of Quran repair : PM

Only a few people in the world can repair copies of the Qur’an, the holy book of Islam, and two of those experts live in Thailand’s Narathiwat province, according to…

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PM aims to promote tourism in deep south

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin is in the southernmost province of Yala today, to promote tourism and economic development in the region. He is expected to meet with local residents and…

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Civilian-led solution needed for permanent peace in the deep South

In the final of the three-part series, our Political Desk sheds some light on the plans of the eight-party coalition to push for institutional reform to bring permanent peace in…

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Uphill task to demilitarize and decentralize Thailand’s deep South for lasting peace 

How will the coalition partners reconcile their differences in approach towards resolving the long-running conflict in the predominantly Muslim deep South? In the second of a three-part series, our Political Desk…

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Complaint filed seeking probe into mock referendum on self-rule in Pattani

The Fourth Army Region lodged a complaint with the Muang district police of Pattani province on Sunday, seeking the investigation of a group of people, including students, lecturers, politicians and…

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No political motive behind mock referendum on independence of Patani state

Two leaders of the National Student Movement, or Pelajar Gangsa, have explained that there is no political motive behind their recent holding of a mock referendum, designed to gauge the…

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Malaysian facilitator Gen Zulkifli Zainal Abidin during the press conference with Gen Wallop Raksanoh (left), chief of Thai delegation, and Anas Abdulrahman of the BRN at end of their peace talks in Kuala Lumpur.

Southern peace dialogue offers “a light at the end of the tunnel”

The two-day peace dialogue, aimed at ending the conflict in southern Thailand, wrapped up this afternoon (Wednesday) on an upbeat note, with the Thai chief negotiator describing it as a…

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Key suspected insurgent killed in shootout in Yala province

A suspected insurgent, wanted by Thai police for alleged involvement in several violent incidents in the restive Deep South, including a roadside bomb attack in Yala Province last Friday in…

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Soldiers with a local senior Buddhist monk lecturing students at an Islamic elementary school in Narathiwat on issues of patriotism and history of Thai national flag last Sunday. (Picture from the Special Warfare Command’s Facebook)

Buddhist abbot’s visit to Islamic school sparks uproar

A recent visit to an Islamic education centre in Narathiwat by a local senior Buddhist monk, accompanied by a group of soldiers, has triggered uproar in the Muslim community in…

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Police search for woman seen last month in Narathiwat in car bomb vehicle

Thai police have been trying to locate a woman who was seen driving the pickup truck used as a car bomb yesterday (Tuesday), which passed through a police checkpoint in…

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Police officer killed and four injured in explosion in Pattani

A policeman was killed and four others injured when a pickup truck, in which they were travelling on their routine night patrol, was struck by a roadside bomb in front…

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Ranger killed and another injured in insurgent attack in Narathiwat province

A para-military ranger was killed and another injured when a road checkpoint in Janae district in the southern province of Narathiwat came under a gun and bomb assault this morning…

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Insurgents in Tuesday’s attacks seen wearing shirts bearing BRN flag

Two of the three southern insurgents allegedly responsible for torching one of the 19 targets, mostly convenience stores, in three southern provinces of Thailand on Tuesday night, wore the flag…

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Man found dead in a bombed-out convenience store in Narathiwat province

The body of a man was found yesterday (Wednesday) in one of more than a dozen of 7-Eleven and Mini Big C convenience stores, gas stations and communication towers in…

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Ten convenience stores, gas station in Thailand’s Deep South fire-bombed

Ten convenience stores and a gas station in three restive southern provinces were fire-bombed by suspected insurgents last night (Tuesday) in what local authorities believe to have been coordinated attacks…

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Two suspected insurgents killed in Thailand’s Yala Province

Two suspected insurgents were shot dead by Thai security forces during clashes this morning (Friday) in Raman district of the southern province of Yala. Security forces were dispatched to Nern…

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Car bomb builder sentenced to 46 years in prison by Yala court

A car bomb maker was sentenced to a total of 46 years in prison today (Tuesday) by the Yala provincial court after he was found guilty of involvement, with eight…

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Thailand’s Deep South enjoys a peaceful Ramadan this year

People in Thailand’s Deep South are pleased with the relatively peaceful situation in the strife-torn region during this year’s Islamic Holy month of Ramadan, which ended yesterday (Monday). The peace…

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Two police officers killed by roadside bomb in Yala

Two police officers were killed and two others injured by a roadside bomb in Bannang Sata district of the southern border province of Yala this morning (Wednesday). The four officers…

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Chief security advisor says loopholes remain in Thailand’s southern peace talk process

Thursday’s siege in Songkhla’s Chana district, which ended in the deaths of three suspected insurgents and the capture of a fourth, could be seen, by some, as an achievement at…

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Fourth southern insurgent held after 10-hour siege in Songkhla

The fourth insurgent, holding out in a house in Chana district of Thailand’s southern province of Songkhla, was captured by security forces on Thursday evening, following a siege which lasted…

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Three suspected insurgents killed by Thai security forces in Songkhla

Three suspected insurgents were shot dead by government security forces in the Chana district of Thailand’s southern province of Songkhla this morning (Thursday), according to the Internal Security Operations Command…

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In this photo taken on October 24, 2019, a Royal Thai Army soldier patrols the Tak Bai riverside market in Thailand’s restive southern province of Narathiwat across the Malaysian border.(Photo by Madaree TOHLALA / AFP)

Crisis in Thailand’s deep south – mutual trust and dialogue needed

Thailand and the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN), the well-known Malay Muslim separatist group, will begin their long-awaited third round of peace talks on January 11th in Kuala Lumpur. This time…

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Three injured as local train struck by explosion in Pattani province

Two State Railway of Thailand workers and a passenger were injured when an improvised explosive device (IED), thought to have been planted by southern insurgents on the rail track, detonated…

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Muslim leaders in Pattani set example by getting COVID-19 vaccinations

Religious leaders in the southern border province of Pattani have visited the vaccination centre, in the conference room of the provincial Islamic committee, to receive COVID-19 vaccine shots in an…

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More field hospitals set up, 22 more villages locked down in Pattani as COVID cases surge

22 more villages in the Sai Buri district of Thailand’s southern border province of Pattani have been locked down and more field hospitals set up to cope with the steady…

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Yala tightens travel restrictions, controls at government offices, banks to contain COVID-19

The Yala provincial administration, today (Monday), started tightening up travel restrictions by requiring all travellers entering this southern border province of Thailand to have received at least one dose of…

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PM asked to review appointment of army general to take charge of pandemic in south

Bhumjaithai party-list MP Suphachai Jaismut has asked Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to review his order appointing one of his advisors, General Nattaphon Narkphanit, to take charge of a new command…

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Thai health officials hint at reimposition of restrictions in Deep South

Lockdown restrictions will be reintroduced in Thailand’s four southern border provinces of Songkhla, Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat, possibly in November or December, if the COVID-19 situation does not improve by…

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Senior health official visits Deep South to help curb rising COVID infections

Public Health Permanent Secretary Dr. Kiattibhoom Vongrachit has been ordered by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to immediately visit Thailand’s four southern border provinces, where COVID-19 infections are steadily rising, and…

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People receive masks distributed by Thai commander of the 4th Army Area Lieutenant General Kriangkrai Srirak (2R) in Rangae district, southern province of Narathiwat on September 25, 2021. (Photo by Madaree TOHLALA / AFP)

COVID infections in 4 southern provinces rising, now 21% of new cases Monday

Thailand’s 5 southernmost provinces, of Nakhon Si Thammarat, Songkhla, Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat, are among those with the highest COVID-19 infection rate today (Monday). The combined cases in the four…

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Train services to southern destinations beyond Yala temporarily suspended

Local train services from Hat Yai town to destinations beyond the southern border province of Yala have been suspended from today (Monday) until further notice after a train was shot…

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Partial lockdown measures imposed in and around Bangkok from Monday

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) imposed a number of partial lockdown measures on Friday, including a night-time curfew and a ban on gatherings of five people or more…

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Construction worker camps in and around Bangkok, deep south closed for a month

Construction worker housing facilities in Bangkok and nearby provinces, as well as in four provinces in the deep south of Thailand, will be closed for one month, to curb the…

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One year partial curfew imposed in Deep South

A partial curfew will be imposed in Thailand’s restive Deep South for 12 months with effect from December 1st, 2019 according to an announcement in the Royal Gazette which appeared…

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Village guard system in Deep South to be revamped after Tuesday’s attack

The current village guard system, in the restive Deep South of Thailand, will be completely overhauled or replaced by a mobile system, under which village defence volunteer units will be…

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Facial ID scanning for phone users in deep South to start November 1st  

Starting October 31st, mobile phone users in Thailand’s three southernmost provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat and the districts of Na Thawee, Jana, Tepa and Sabayoi of Songkhla, who do…

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Deep South peace talks to resume in two weeks

After completion of a 2-day visit to Thailand’s Deep South region, the Malaysian facilitator for peace talks between the Thai government and Mara Patani, Tan Sri Abdul Rahim bin Mohammad…

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Malaysian peace talk facilitator visits Thailand’s deep South

The Malaysian facilitator for the peace talks between the Thai government and Mara Patani, an umbrella organization for Thailand’s separatist groups in the Deep South, paid a two-day visit to…

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Chief peace negotiator for southern insurgent groups resigns

Mara Patani’s peace dialogue chief Sukree Hari has announced an end to his role in negotiations with the Thai government to end the decade-old violence in Thailand’s deep South, citing…

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PM says perpetrators want to “internationalize” southern conflict to provoke outside intervention

The recent escalation of violence in the deep South  by armed militants was an attempt to “internationalize” the conflict in the region to attract  attention of the international community, Prime…

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