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Thai beheading prompts patrols

Police in southern Thailand say they will launch special patrols to protect workers on rubber plantations after the murder of a farmer at the weekend. The 60-year-old rubber tapper was found decapitated with a note threatening more killings of innocent Buddhists if more innocent Muslims were arrested. The violence which persists in the mainly Muslim south is now affecting every level of society. Talks are scheduled between an Islamic separatist group and the government. The grisly murder of Sieng Patkaoe marks a turn for the worse in the south. Already, as many as 200 people have died in violence in Thailand’s southern provinces since the start of the year. Full Story

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