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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