TITLE

Patani United Liberation Organization (PULO)

PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Activist Groups & Political Organizations;1/6/2006, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on the Patani United Liberation Organization (PULO), a group seeking independence for three once-independent Malay provinces of southern Thailand: Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat. The PULO was formed in 1968 to promote the independence of the three southern provinces, which are mainly populated by Islamic Malays. The region had been conquered by the ancient Siamese empire in the late 18th century and integrated into modern Thailand in 1906. After a period of attacks in the 1970s and 1980s the group seemed to have largely faded from view, even while the separatists quarreled and spun off splinter groups. Most observers agree that although there are religious differences between Thailand's southern provinces (mostly Islamic) and the predominantly Buddhist northern party of the country, the main thrust of PULO is not religious but rather ethnic and nationalist, rooted in the region's history.
ACCESSION #
20931397

 

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