Dangerous to go in school in Southern Thailand

It is dangerous to go to school in Southern Thailand, Danish media DR reports yesterday. The teachers are terror targets. 

A soldier waving a car into one of Pattanis many checkpoints. Photo: Anya Palm © DR News

Separatists in Thailand are attacking schools and teachers because they see them as representatives of the state.

– It is targeted violence, not random attacks. They attack the teachers in public schools because the education system in Thailand is very focused on Thai values. The schools are arranged to socialize people to sympathize with Thai nationalist ideals, Dr. Srisompob Jitpiromsri, director of the local organization Deep South Watch, explains.

– It is the Thai, Buddhist teachers who are targets of the attacks, Dr. Jitpriromsri says.

Read the whole article at DR News
http://www.dr.dk/Nyheder/Udland/2015/04/06/124534.htm

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