Attacks down in south but grievances behind crisis ignored : ICG

The armed forces have made some headway in reducing the number of militant attacks in the deep South but have done nothing to defuse the underlying grievances of the Malay Muslim minority, the Brussels-based International Crisis Group (ICG) said…

“But this requires a rethinking on the part of the predominantly-Buddhist state, which needs to recognise the distinct ethnic identity of Malay Muslims and find ways of allowing them to be Thai citizens without having to compromise their cultural differences.”  >>>>>

It’s appreciated when a Western, albeit globally interested, organization recognizes that if there is any form of armed resistance by a minority (in this case Muslims),  it may indeed be because of a perceived tyranny.

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