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Yet another terrorist incident in southern Thailand. Sad indeed. 

Here are some suggestions for what could be done to lessen strife in that region. Get creative-thinking Thais (is that an oxymoron?) to arrange ''town hall meetings'' in the southern region. Find out, first hand, what locals are thinking and what they want. Get all concerned involved in a dialogue with each other. Get authorities involved also, to see what tangible things the government can do to assist.

One big step toward fixing things would be to seriously discipline any and all authorities who made bad decisions that led to problems such as Kru Se and Tak Bai. The ill will among some Muslims from those events is still smouldering in the South, and ongoing terrorist incidents are indications of that. The responsibility goes from middle-ranking officers at the scene, to generals ... on up to the PM. Lest we forget, that was ''Mr Hands-on CEO'' PM Thaksin at the time.

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