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Study the past before using ISA, say experts

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The government needs to study the hard lessons learned from the use of special laws in the southern border provinces before it considers expanding the use of the Internal Security Act (ISA), say experts. 

Authorities should also gather input from civil society activists who have dealt on the ground with the impacts of special laws, said speakers at a seminar on the decade-long conflict.
 
The Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc), with the support of the Yingluck Shinawatra government, is considering expanding the scope of the ISA before the emergency decree now in use in the three provinces expires in mid-March.

Somchai Homlaor sees parallels in South with Thamassat 1976. (Post File Photo)

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