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Conflict in the South of Thailand

Fears have heightend as 15 months of unrest is spreading in Thailand's southern provinces.

The region bordering Malaysia has become a delicate flashpoint as the conflicts involve Muslim secessionist movements revolting against a dominant Buddhist government. (Check Screenshots entries here, here, here and here.)

There is a blog by Sittha Lertphaiboonsiri which provides a vantage point for Thai watchers. It is named Conflict in the South of Thailand and hosted at Bangkok-based ForumAsia. URL:

http://www.forumasia.info/southernthailand

which will be re-routed to:

http://babylon.servershost.net/~forumasi/web/blogs/

Sittha is attached to the Thammasat University. He is conversant in Bahasa Indonesia – complete with the accent – and has adopted an Indonesian name for himself. He is Chinese, Catholic and Thai.

A good candidate for bridge-blogging.

1 comment

  • Hmmm i thought the relationship between both sides was actually getting btter.

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