Nearly a decade, the unrest in three southern provinces of Thailand has been occurred continuously and even less likely to stop. Many people have tried to find any solutions by generating ideas from the local. The government from past to present has been using a huge budget to support various mechanisms on the southern border of the country. But it has been only a time buying, not a sustainable solution.
Behind the unrest, there are the groups that incite attacks against the Thai government for all ages. One of the most influent groups is the Patani United Liberation Organization (Pulo), which is Noor Abdulrahman as the president. Noor has recently been appointed earlier this year.
Last few days, Pulo has changed its leader again. The news has been coming out on the organization website that they have elected the new president, which its vice president and spokesman has been elected this time. Kasturi Mahkota won the vote and be elected-president of the organization from now on.
A source from the Army Region 4, which is responsible in the three southern border provinces, notes that the strength of the Pulo has been shaken down a lot. It is supposing that those who support Kasturi must have the intervention of the governments of neighboring countries who are trying to help Thailand by pushing a pressure to the group to open negotiations. As we known, Kasturi is considered as those the person always negotiated in secret with The Thai government.
As the voice of the people and religious leaders in the region itself are satisfied with the negotiations, If it happens, and they are ready to offer a way to find any solution together with the representative of Thai government. The meeting was held at the end of October with representatives of local religious leaders and the Army Region 4 to develop a solution together. The results are discussed in a way that is satisfactory, although it has not been any clear conclusions.
These indicate that the influent role of Pulo in three southern provinces must have been cut down in small increments. And good relations between Thailand and the Malaysian government, the Indonesian government are extremely important in helping to solve the problem with the pressure and forced the militants of Pulo to negotiate. It is well known that many of these leaders, however, escape and take refuge in the two countries. Despite, the extremist leaders still stand confirms that the real goal is not a part of the negotiations. “No city of Pattani or any special rule” They means that is the independence of the nation.
Situation from now on should be closely watched. What is the solution from the unrest in three southern border provinces? I strongly believe that probably the best solution acceptable to both parties if the insurgencies are not stupid and futilely called for another.