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Thai PM inviting Islamic militancy with insurgent crackdown: rights group

Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s policies to check insurgents in Thailand’s south threaten to attract more Islamic militants, the rights group Human Rights Watch says. HRW’s executive director for Asia Brad Adams cited in particular the government’s widely criticized plan to deny critical funding to Muslim villages perceived as supporting the insurgents. “Human Rights Watch also thinks that this is a very poor idea, that it will inflame tensions rather than resolve them,” Adams told reporters in Bangkok. Full Story

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