Troubles in the South – June 2007



(Kolok for 2Bangkok.com)

Burning schools and a protest
Kolok reports: June 17, 2007 - Sripangan School, Tambon Koh Saton, Amphur Takbai, Narathiwat where the insurgents damaged a school by arson. This happened at 2:50 am on June 17, 2007.


(Kolok for 2Bangkok.com)

Kolok reports: On June 18 a group of villagers performed a salat ceremony and criticized militants at Baan Si Pangan School in Tambon Koh Saton, Amphur Tak Bai of Narathiwat Province. The move followed an arson attack at the school on June 17.


(Kolok for 2Bangkok.com)



(Photo: Mr. John for 2Bangkok.com)


(Photo: Mr. John for 2Bangkok.com)

Protest in the deep south - June 18, 2007

Mr John reports: A protest group of 300 women and students from Maarhud Islamiya School blockaded the Yala-Raman Road in front of Maharhud Islamiya Mosque of Banramun Village in Gayuborgor Sub-district in Yala's Raman District after a religious teacher of the Abdulrawman Samah School was shot dead by rebels, using M16 machine gun on June 12, 2007.

The protest group purposed that the protest will end if their demands are met:
1. Innocent people will be protected.
2. The government does not arrest suspects who are innocent.
3. The government reveals the truth to locals.
4. The media always report news based on fact.
5. All military force positioned in the area is removed.
6. The government withdraws the curfew restriction.
7. Villagers are allowed to gather for peaceful protests.
8. Villagers, joining in the peaceful protest, are free from legal charges.


(Photo: Mr. John for 2Bangkok.com)


(Photo: Mr. John for 2Bangkok.com)


(Photo: Mr. John for 2Bangkok.com)


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