- On May 6, Musor Daeworsanung (มูซอ แดวอสะนุง), village headman of Mu 6, Yaha subdistrict, Yaha district, Yala province, was shot on his return way from a meeting in the district office.
- On April 14, Salae Jae-useng (สาและ เจ๊ะอูเซ็ง), village headman of Mu 5, Talo Kapo subdistrict, Yaring district, Pattani province, was injured when being shot at while fishing together with his son.
- On November 6, Sakulsak Mada-oh (สกุลศักดิ์ มะดาโอ๊ะ), chairman of the TAO Pasemat (website currently unsafe!), Su-ngai Kolok district, Narathiwat province, was seriously injured in a drive-by shooting.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Government officials in deep south
Widely ignored by the international press, and also only rarely found in any of the English newspapers in Bangkok, the insurgency in the three southernmost provinces does continue unabated. One of the common victims of drive-by shootings or bomb attacks are government officials, especially those on the lower levels who get far less police protection than the province governors or district officers. In order to remember the victims, below is a incomplete list of case which I had noticed in the press in the last year.