Thursday, September 8, 2011

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Bloody War in Southern Thailand

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Just like the Philippines who have problems of its own in the southern part of the archipelago, Thailand is of no excuse. The war between the Buddhist and the Islamist guerrillas has been going on for years, and has since took thousands of lives.

Despite the military presence in the dangerous provinces in the south, several people suffered a deadly fate from the Islamist assassins. They had killed people of different occupation from different walks of life who oppose their demands for autonomy or independence. What shocked me the most was the fact that even religious leaders like monks and imams were of no exception.

And to say that teachers are safe there is an understatement. On September 6, a teacher was shot dead on the head and set his body on fire after helping students in an academic contest. Seriously, i don't want to teach there.


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Rey Saluba
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September 8, 2011 at 8:17 PM delete

So don't I. I know some Filipinos who teach in insurgency-torn southern Thai provinces for a measly 15,000 baht monthly salary without any hazard pay or other fringe benefits. If that's the case, I'd rather stay in my homeland and make do with whatever humble job there is.

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I'm a full time travel and tourism lecturer at a university in the north who also loves blogging during my spare time. I blog about news particularly in Thailand, personal travel stories, and anything under the sun.