Country Risk Summary: THAILAND

February 2004
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Feb2004, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p2
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This article presents information about violence in Thailand. Violence returned to three southern Thailand provinces in January 2004 when, in the worst attack, gunmen launched a coordinated assault against an army arsenal, killing four soldiers and making off with a large stash of arms. The government initially tried to blame attacks on criminals and gunrunners, but has since acknowledged that Muslim separatist groups may have been behind attacks. The response of the authorities has been ruthless, declaring martial law in the area and introducing joint boarder patrols with the Malaysian government.


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