(Article of book - 2011)

Document title

Policies of the Thai State towards the Malay Muslim South (1978-2010)

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Since 2003 thousands of people had been killed in a maelstrom of violence linked to what was officially called the ‘separatist insurgency’ by the authorities. Trafficking of goods and humans has always been rife in the deep South. While a mafia culture is prevailing in many of Thailand’s 77 provinces, the total breakdown of law and order in the South makes it worse. Thai media, mostly controlled by the government and the military, never question the validity of their sources. Half of the violent incidents are actually crime related and have actually no connection to politics. The policies elaborated by the state to confront the unrest in the southern provinces have been based on the perception and assess of the situation by the central authorities. But perceptions are creating their own ‘reality.’ After 2003 the National Security Council stopped to write a specific policy document for implementing policies in the South. Since 2006, which saw the overthrow of Thaksin’s government, civil society groups are trying to contribute to find a solution to the conflict. - (GL)



Published at : Collection Carnets de l'IRASEC. Occasional paper / ISBN 978-616-7571-00-3 ;

Editor : IRASEC, Bangkok - THAILANDE (2011)

Millesime : 2011, no 16  [108 p.]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 10 phot., 3 cartes



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