The Outrage of Tak Bai

The outrage of Tak Bai - Bangkok Post, October 25, 2010 [Unlike other embarrassments to Thailand, the anniversary of the Tak Bai tragedy is not likely to trumpeted on Thaksin's website.]

...The members of the Thaksin government and the army have strongly defended the actions against the demonstrators, and have rejected all claims of malfeasance or even errors during the violence or in transporting the prisoners. Under the military junta which ousted Thaksin, then-prime minister Surayud Chulanont travelled to Pattani and issued an apology. "What happened in the past was mostly the fault of the state," he said. He announced several procedural changes in administration. Reparations were made to some families of the dead, and the government dropped the laughable charges of instigating the riot against 92 people who survived the violence...

Earlier: PM says Post report 'awful' - Bangkok Post, October 31, 2004
Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday slammed the Bangkok Post for damaging international confidence in Thailand's democratic system with its report that southern Muslim religious and community leaders will ask for a royally-appointed government from His Majesty the King to replace his administration...

Above: Thaksin addressing the nation on October 30, 2004 following the controversy of the Tak Bai incident.
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