Do you agree with the army that Thailand might lose the deep South land if the UN intervenes? ‘If we're complacent and let the UN intervene and hold a referendum, then we're finished,’ Gen Daopong said

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Do you agree with the army that Thailand might lose the deep South land if the UN intervenes? ‘If we're complacent and let the UN intervene and hold a referendum, then we're finished,’ Gen Daopong said

Do you agree with the army that Thailand might lose the deep South land if the UN intervenes? ‘If we're complacent and let the UN intervene and hold a referendum, then we're finished,’ Gen Daopong said

  • Start date:Aug 20, 2012
  • End date:Aug 22, 2012
  • Voters: 2,607 times
  • Yes
    80.7%
  • No
    17.6%
  • I don't know
    1.1%

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  • Discussion 4 : 20 Aug 2012 at 17.454

    Losing the deep south and perhaps winning the peace?
    To an outsider the border seems to be "askew".

  • Discussion 3 : 20 Aug 2012 at 17.333

    The southern provinces being part of Thailand is a relic of colonialism. Too many deaths around the world are the result of rushed deals on borders (deals that did not even consider the wishes and needs of the people who lived there). Thailand has many things to be proud of.

    If the Army believe that it is impossible to convince the people who live in these provinces that they are better off as part of this country, then how much confidence should we have in the Army to solve this problem?

  • Discussion 2 : 20 Aug 2012 at 12.482

    D1 it's complicated but Google Wikipedia they have a detailed article about the South.

    My country of birth was involved in a prolonged insurgency struggle. Some of my friends died in that war and in the end peace came from negotiations and not the barrel of a gun. One can look at many examples throughout the world (Malaysia included) and peace came only about when people started to talk to each other. But in Thailand saving face may be more important than peace.

  • Discussion 1 : 20 Aug 2012 at 10.071

    What is the fight in the deep south about? Is it a religious crusade? At this point we need to be extra careful since there is a growing problem in Burma related to religion too. North West India had riots once again based on religion. Once the people of a particular religion feel that they are victims, they can band together and fight. This can happen irrespective of nation or gender or continent. That will spell real troubles. We should stop the song that, we are good and they are bad. Whatever they are, they are willing to die for what they believe in, for us we are best at writing and commenting and social networking!

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