Revenge killings in the Deep South

The perpetrators of a Feb 3 shootout that killed three young brothers and wounded their parents in Narathiwat were volunteer rangers who attacked the family for revenge over a personal conflict, according to a police investigation. The crime was not directly linked to the insurgency in the South as officers initially thought. Investigators on Monday […]

A non-constructive Thai authority that believes in selective prosecution?

‎Activities by political groups in the northern region have been found to be nonconstructive and possibly illegal, said the Royal Thai Army. According to Colonel Winthai Suwari, the Deputy Army Spokesperson, the Army Commander-in-Chief has instructed the 3rd Army to take legal action against people who behave illegally during political activities. Those who are engaged […]

Claims to be a monk, dresses like a monk but is a thug

Luang Pu Buddha Issara will rally today at the Office of the Auditor-General demanding faster progress in the agency’s probe into the rice-pledging scheme.‎ The disgraced monk, who is co-leader of the so-called People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), has a short but scandalous history of collecting extortion money from businesses. Luang Pu uses his mob […]