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Prawit urges ‘utmost restraint’ from security officials following Narathiwat attacks

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Prawit urges ‘utmost restraint’ from security officials following Narathiwat attacks

By The Nation

 

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File photo: Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan

 

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan has urged security officials on the ground to exercise the utmost restraint following several attacks targeting Buddhist monks and officials in the southernmost province of Narathiwat last week.

 

As the government’s security czar, General Prawit instructed security officials to carry out their duties without allowing personal emotions to get in the way when tracking down offenders, and to bring them to prosecution, Defence Ministry spokesperson Kongcheep Tantravanich said on Monday.

 

Prawit, who is also defence minister, warned authorities against playing into the hands of the insurgents by allowing the past violence to turn into religious conflict, and urged authorities to protect the facilities of all religions in the restive deep South, Kongcheep said.

 

Prawit also stressed the government’s firm commitment to settling conflicts through peace talks, the spokesman added.

 

Last Friday, a series of violent attacks was carried out by insurgents in Narathiwat, including an assault on a Buddhist temple, where two monks were fatally gunned down and another two were injured.

 

The violent attack on innocent people was condemned by both Thai and Islamic authorities.

 

Insurgents have orchestrated violence in the predominantly Muslim region since early 2004, claiming nearly 7,000 lives so far, while the authorities in Bangkok are struggling to make peace with them. 

 

Attempts to establish peace talks have not yet yielded any positive results.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30362660

 

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan has urged security officials on the ground to exercise the utmost restraint following several attacks targeting Buddhist monks and officials in the southernmost province of Narathiwat last week.

I'm sure this is the type of restraint Prawit's thinking of, going on the government's record to date:

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As the government’s security czar sounds bizarre take no notice 🤔 

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When a man with an awful disconnect between mind and mouth is your countries "security czar' you are already deeply in trouble.

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Well at least he took the "time" to address the situation.

He "ticked" off a few valid points.

He has "clocked" up a few of his insights.

He has "watched" the situation develop.

Now he is "timing" his next response while "counting down" the "hours".

Could prattle on. 

Meanwhile, a real terror situation thrives in the South.

It will need more than utmost restraint to solve this situation.

 

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

Prawit urges ‘utmost restraint’ from security officials following Narathiwat attacks

Yes. For example; no threatening to punch women in the face for asking questions.  That kind of restraint.

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Little Joke now trying to muscle in on Big Joke's hunt for the limelight.

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Build more infrastructures in the deep south, encourage more Thai Buddhists to live in the south.

Kill them Muslims with kindness and absolve them through intermarriage. 

Give incentives for peaceful Muslims to work and live in central and northern Thailand.

Introduce Muslim girls to high paid Pattaya jobs.  

For those Muslims who pledge allegiance to Thailand,  give them entry level government jobs. 

 

Use lots of carrot and lots of sticks.   

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

As the government’s security czar, General Prawit instructed security officials to carry out their duties without allowing personal emotions to get in the way when tracking down offenders, and to bring them to prosecution

  • One of the key persons mandated to quell the violence in the southern border provinces, soon-to-retire Lt General Piyawat Nakwanit, commander of the Fourth Army Area believes he could make militants surrender by arresting their families. 

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/today_editorial/30355157

  • Permitted under the emergency and martial laws, his [Piyawat] “additional measure” amounted to collective punishment of the local residents
  • Thailand’s emergency law permits the detention of suspects for up to 30 days without formal charges or legal representation. It also grants blanket amnesty to officials working in the region, while the burden of proof falls on the victim who must show that the official acted with malice.

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/opinion/30356081

Soldiers just "following orders" won't escape crimes against humanity. 

 

 

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