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More diplomats and foreign NGOs visiting troubled south since election

A security agency in the south has reported more visits to the area by foreign diplomats and non-governmental organisations, since the Move Forward party won most House seats in the…

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Why a party with a single MP is being courted by Pita

It was probably the first time that most people heard the words “Pentham (Fair) Party” when Move Forward Party leader Pita Limjaroenrat said on Monday that it was one of…

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Suspect arrested following fatal shooting of child in front of a Pattani mosque

Police have arrested a suspect and seized the handgun thought to have been used in the killing of a 14-year-old girl who was sitting outside a mosque in Pattani province…

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14-year-old girl killed in front of a mosque in Pattani

A 14-year-old girl was killed in front of a mosque in Mueang district of Thailand’s southern restive province of Pattani this morning (Friday) in a drive-by shooting. According to the…

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Malaysian peace dialogue facilitator Gen Zulkifli Zainal Abidin during his visit to Wat Chang Hai, the main Buddhist temple in Pattani.

Malaysian facilitator sees “light at the end of the tunnel” for Thailand’s South

The Malaysian facilitator for the southern peace dialogue has expressed confidence that there is a strong chance for peace in the trouble-plagued region, but cautioned that there cannot be a…

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The Lim Ko Niao figurine is transferred from the altar to the sacred palanquin after the Poe Divination. (Photo by Phoowadon Duangmee)

Enigma at the Chao Mae Lim Ko Niao Shrine

On the first full moon after the Chinese New Year, Chinese descendants in Pattani province, Thailand’s deep South, celebrate the sacred palanquin procession at the 16th-century Leng Chu Kiang Shrine….

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“New Year gifts” from Thailand’s cabinet for people in the Deep South

The Thai cabinet agreed on Tuesday to present “New Year gifts” to people in the Deep South. They include a free lunch program for children attending religious schools, nutritional food…

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Over 400 villages in Thailand’s Pattani province flooded

More than 400 villages in 12 districts of the southern province of Pattani are under water today (Friday), forcing many residents to evacuate to temporary refuge on roads, with their…

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Floods wreak havoc in Thailand’s southern provinces

Twelve districts in the southern province of Pattani have been declared flood disaster zones, as the provincial administration advises people in the affected areas to brace for increased flooding, due…

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Insurgents attack two petrol stations in Pattani on Tuesday night

Two petrol stations in Thailand’s restive southern border province of Pattani were attacked by insurgents on Tuesday night. There were no reported injuries. Witnesses told security officials that two men…

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Village headman and insurgent killed in clash in Pattani Province

A village headman and an insurgent were killed and two police officers injured when a combined force of troops, police and local officials tried to search a house in the…

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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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Yala Administrative Court rules against school ban on wearing of hijab

The Administrative Court in Thailand’s southern province of Yala issued a ruling on Thursday against a ban on the wearing of the hijab, or head scarf, in school. The landmark…

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Villager killed, 3 officers injured in two explosions in Thailand’s Pattani

A villager was killed when he unwittingly detonated an explosive device, as he was fishing in a rice field in the Sai Buri district of Thailand’s southern province of Pattani…

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Multiple explosions in Yala last night, one man injured

At least one man was injured as explosions occurred at 13 locations in Muang district of Thailand’s southern province of Yala last night (Friday). Police said that several of the…

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Suspected insurgents killed by Thai government forces in Pattani province

Two suspected southern insurgents were shot dead by Thai government forces during a siege at a house in Thung Yang Daeng district of the restive southern province of Pattani on…

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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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Travellers from three border provinces to Songkhla face tighter controls

Checkpoints have been set up on main roads linking Thailand’s Songkhla province with Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat for the random screening of people coming from the three southern border provinces,…

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Eight police officers injured by roadside bomb in Thailand’s Pattani province

Eight police officers in Pattani were injured last evening when their pickup truck was struck by a roadside bomb, detonated by insurgents hiding in the bushes. The attack occurred Saturday…

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Residents wearing face masks look on from behind barbed wire fence set up by authorities to block off a village in an effort to halt the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in the Beting Tanjung community in southern Thailand’s Pattani province on May 9, 2021. (Photo by Tuwaedaniya MERINGING / AFP)

Surge in new COVID-19 infections forces lockdown of 8 Pattani sub-districts

Eight sub-districts in Thailand’s southern border province of Pattani have been locked down, by order of the provincial governor, in his capacity as head of the provincial communicable disease control…

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Anwar Salaeh, the Democrat fighting for party’s return to anti-authoritarian roots    

While for outsiders Anwar Salaeh is a rebel MP, most of his fellow Democrats consider him a black sheep for his role as an opponent of both his party and…

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Road construction vehicles torched in Thailand’s southern Pattani province

Suspected insurgents set fire to a backhoe, one road grader, a water truck and two utility poles in the southern border province of Pattani on Monday. Six armed men, believed…

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Kites made by masters displayed at WAU SPACE.

Passing the torch of kite flying art

Kite masters of Thailand’s south set out to interest a new generation in the art of kite flying Not so many years ago, the winds heralding the arrival of summer…

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Krue Se Mosque draws visitors to Pattani both for its beauty and the grief it has witnessed. (Photo by Phoowadon Duangmee)

Passage to Pattani: Finding beauty in grief in a small coastal town

Big cities like Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai and Phuket have traditionally drawn all the attention as Thailand’s most popular destinations. But the pandemic is now giving a small and little-known…

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PM orders help to be sent to flood victims in Thailand’s 4 southern provinces

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed concern over the flooding in the country’s four southern provinces and has ordered manpower and materials to be rushed to the area. Government…

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One ranger killed and two injured by suspected insurgents in Pattani province

A para-military ranger was killed while another, and an army trooper, were injured in an ambush by suspected southern insurgents and a subsequent explosion in Sai Buri district of Thailand’s…

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Three suspected insurgents killed in Pattani province

Three suspected insurgents were shot dead and a member of the Government’s security forces was injured in a firefight in Nong Chik district of Thailand’s southernmost province of Pattani this…

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Two suspected insurgents killed in shootout with security forces in Pattani

Two suspected insurgents were shot dead by security forces at a house in the Nong Chik district of Thailand’s southern province of Pattani on Thursday night.   Colonel Pramote Prom-in,…

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Chaiwat ordered transferred from Ubon Ratchathani to Pattani province

Former Kaeng Krachan national park chief Chaiwat Limlikhit-akson has been ordered transferred, from the Conservation Area Management Office in Thailand’s north-eastern province of Ubon Ratchathani to the southern border province…

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Security intensified following two explosions in Pattani

Security has been tightened up at banks, markets, convenience stores and government offices in 12 districts of Thailand’s southern province of Pattani after two explosions, which damaged an ATM in…

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Four officials dead, two wounded as insurgents attack checkpoint in Pattani

One soldier and three defence volunteers were killed, and two other volunteers injured, in an attack by suspected insurgents on a road checkpoint in Thailand’s southernmost province of Pattani on…

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Suspected insurgent wanted for Big C car bomb in Pattani arrested

A suspected insurgent, who is the subject of four arrest warrants for alleged complicity in violent incidents in the restive deep South, was apprehended by Thai security forces in Thepa…

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One wanted militant killed in gunfight with security forces in Pattani

One militant, wanted by authorities, was shot dead by security forces in a raid on a hideout in Nong Chik district of Thailand’s southernmost province of Pattani Thursday afternoon.  …

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Life sentence for two militants in 2017 car bomb in Pattani

Two men who were allegedly involved in the twin bombing of Big C Super Store in the southern province of Pattani in 2017 were today sentenced to life imprisonment by…

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Death sentence handed down on Muslim militant

A Muslim militant has been sentenced to death for his parts in three violent incidents in Pattani province in which seven people were killed and eight others injured, said Col…

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