Thai rivals unite over insurgency | The Australian
By John Stapleton
Events in recent weeks - the beheading of a soldier and the raising of the Malaysian flag at about 160 separate flashpoints across the south - have galvanised the nation’s political class to address the worst insurgency in Southeast Asia.
While the Thai and Malaysian prime ministers have pledged co-operation, the influential Bangkok Post declared Thailand could not afford further casualties while both leaders made “flowery-yet-ambiguous” pledges.
Four days ago, 91 insurgents surrendered to government forces in what was claimed as the most positive breakthrough in the conflict in years. Ms Yingluck promised to help find the defectors jobs and offer them start-up loans.
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