Banners call for a 'Pattani State'

PATTANI - Cloth banners with the message "Peace, Independence, Pattani State" were reported to have been put up at many different locations in Nong Chik district of Pattani province on Monday.

  • Published: 25/03/2013 at 05:26 PM
  • Newspaper section: breakingnews

A soldier takes down a banner promoting a Pattani state in Nong Chik district, Pattani, on Monday. (Photo by Abdulloh Benjakat)

The banners were found at six spots along Bor Thong-Yarang road on Highway 43 (Pattani-Hat Yai) and at the entrance of the Princess Chulabhorn Development Project.

Pattani deputy governor Kwanchart Wongsuparanont went with forensic officials to examine the spots where the banners were erected.

He said he believed it was the work of sympathisers of the insurgent groups ahead of the Mar 28 meeting between Thai officials and insurgent representatives in Malaysia.

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