Meanwhile, elsewhere in Thailand

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Re: Meanwhile, elsewhere in Thailand

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its strange, since the coup, reporting on the south has really died although the situation has not changed

was going to head down to Yala this week but was advised by friend there not to go so am in Samui instead
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Re: Meanwhile, elsewhere in Thailand

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Soi Dog wrote:^ 1) Just as with the Syria situation, where people are being killed continuously every day for years with no end in sight, you become numb to it. It almost stops being news. Big events still get a headline, but the death or injury count has to be pretty high in an attack to get much attention these days.

2) I'm not so sure the bulk of Thai people feel very connected or patriotic about their countrymen in the restive southern regions. Plus, the violence has yet to affect the rest of the country, so out of sight...out of mind. And for quite a while now, they have other prominent problems drawing away media attention.
yep. things are real bad in the phillipines in mindanao as well, and also never gets reported on much

44 police commandos were killed in a botched raid there ... id/6055900
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