Five Men Shot Dead in Thailand’s Muslim-Majority South

The bodies, with bullet wounds to the head, were found outside a house in Bannang Sata district of Yala province.

Five Men Shot Dead in Thailand’s Muslim-Majority South

  YALA – Five men were shot dead on early Monday in Thailand’s Muslim-majority south, police said, as violence in the troubled region surges towards the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The bodies, with bullet wounds to the head, were found outside a house in Bannang Sata district of Yala province. “We […]

Four Villagers Shot Dead and Killed with M16 Assault Rifles in Southern Thailand

Police said they are investigating whether the violence stemmed from a personal conflict or was connected to the insurgency.

Four Villagers Shot Dead and Killed with M16 Assault Rifles in Southern Thailand

  NARATHIWAT – Four villagers were shot dead in Thailand’s south in another case of violence in the insurgency-wracked region, Pol Maj Gen Manas Siksamat, police chief of Narathiwat province, said. Police Maj. Gen. Manas Siksamat, police chief of Narathiwat province, said the killings happened Thursday while the victims were gold panning at a river […]

Tensions Ease in Southern Thailand After School Hijab Ban Lifted in Pattani Province

Deputy Education Minister Lt-General Surachet Chaiwong said, hijabs should be in white colour or the colour of their uniform skirt,"

Tensions Ease in Southern Thailand After School Hijab Ban Lifted in Pattani Province

  PATTANI – Thailand’s Education Ministry has defused a dress-code row at a school in Pattani province by giving the green light for Muslim students there to wear the hijab and long trousers in line with their religious rules. Starting on Monday (May 21), Muslim students at the Anuban Pattani School can wear hijab and […]

Muslim Insurgents Coordinate 20 Bomb Attacks that Rock Southern Thailand

Thailand’s south, was struck with more than twenty homemade explosives, with report from the army claiming that the bombs were detonated by Muslim insurgents.

Muslim Insurgents Coordinate 20 Bomb Attacks that Rock Southern Thailand

  PATTANI – Muslim insurgents detonated more than 20 homemade explosives across Thailand’s south, the army said Monday, in a night of violence undermining junta claims of headway in peace talks with the rebels. The mainly Buddhist kingdom’s southern border provinces have been plagued by a 14-year fight between ethnic Malay militants and the Thai […]

Phuket’s Growing Monkey Population Becoming Menace to Residents and Tourists

The growing monkey population has become a problem throughout Thailand, partly because of locals and tourists feeding them.

Phuket’s Growing Monkey Population Becoming Menace to Residents and Tourists

  PHUKET – Thailand’ Phuket province will hold a public meeting next month to come up with ways to deal with a growing monkey population that has become menace to residents and tourists. The meeting will be open to residents, representatives from the tourist industry, provincial officials and animal lovers to exchange ideas and propose […]

Malaysia Reports Terror Suspect Planning Islamic State Presence in Southern Thailand

Malaysia Reports Terror Suspect Planning Islamic State Presence in Southern Thailand

KUALA LUMPUR – A former member of southern Thailand’s separatist movement, Awae Wae-Eya, 37, is planning to establish an Islamic State (IS) presence in his country with the hope of securing funds from the global terror group to fund his “jihad”, a senior Malaysian security source has told Channel NewsAsia. Southern Thailand’s insurgents have so far eschewed […]

Four Injured after Three Bombs Exploded in Southern Thailand

Four Injured after Three Bombs Exploded in Southern Thailand

NARATHIWAT – At least four local residents were injured when three bombs exploded simultaneously on Monday (Apr 9) in several areas in Sungai Golok, Southern Thailand. Captain Traipop Donprai-laorong from the Sungai Golok police station said the bombs exploded at about 6pm, local time. “The motive of the bomb attack is believed to sabotage the […]

Police in Southern Thailand Hunt for Village Headman after He Shoots and Kills Ex-Wife

Police in Southern Thailand Hunt for Village Headman after He Shoots and Kills Ex-Wife

– NAKHON SI THAMMARAT –  Police in Southern Thailand are hunting for a 40-year-old village headman who declared he intended to commit suicide after shooting dead his estranged young wife in front of her mother. Pol Col Iskanda Amin, deputy commander of Nakhon Si Thammarat police, said on Thursday that police were looking to arrest […]

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