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Thai Military Regime, Patani freedom Fighters Must Agree on Rules of Engagement

Filed in Breaking news, News, Newsletter by on 2nd March 2018 0 Comments • views: 559

PATANI DARUSALAM: Mach 2,2018 – Patani freedom Fighters  recently hijacked a double-decker tour bus and set it on fire in Jala province, after escorting the passengers off.

The incident jolted security officials in the region, where the Thai military regime had boasted about winning hearts and minds of the predominantly Malay Muslim population.

The Thai military regime claim as well that hundreds, and possibly thousands of Patani freedom fighters, were itching to put down their arms through a Thai government amnesty program known as Bring People Home.

Motorbike bomb killed three in an open market in Yala, Thailand, on Jan 22, 2018.

The attack in December irked policymakers in Bangkok. It also exposed questions about security along the only road linking Yala – one of the three conflict-ridden provinces in the south – to Betong, an important border town where an international airport is being built.

Initial reactions to the attack were mixed. Lt. Gen. Piyawat Nakwanich, the army’s regional commander, at first suggested a crime syndicate may have been behind the attack.

But as the investigation unfolded and as more Patani freedom fighters sources began to speak, the attack appeared to be part of the Patani freedom fighters’ strategy to undermine the security apparatus. It was, indeed, a stern statement to the Thai regime that this road was not safe to travel.

To demonstrate they are not a bunch of misguided fanatics bent on racking up body counts, the militants, in this case, did not harm the passengers on the bus. The rebels stopped in-coming traffic so the passengers could cross the road, and they also helped older ones with their luggage.

The information department of PULO

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