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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Thailand's Southern Divide

Interesting article (or wishful thinking?) from the Bangkok Post on the divide between Southern Thai Buddhists and Southern Thai Muslims:
In the deep South, we have two ethnic groups living in the same area _ Thais brought up as Buddhists and Thais of ethnic Malay descent brought up as Muslims. Harmony or division between these two groups depends on the perception one group has of the other.

Of course, one's perception of the other is complex and varies from one member of the group to another.
If it was simple, it wouldn't be so hard to close the divide.

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