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Zachary Abuza

Zachary Abuza, PhD, is a principal at Southeast Asia Analytics specialising in regional politics and security issues. He has authored numerous books, including Conspiracy of Silence: The Insurgency in Southern Thailand  (2008) and Militant Islam in Southeast Asia (2003).

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  • Religion in the southern Thailand conflict

    Since 2004, a low level insurgency has festered in the three southern Thai provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat, as well as parts of Songkhla. To date, over 6100 people have been killed and 10,000 wounded. Insurgency is not new to this region, dominated by ethnic Malay and incorporated into Siam in 1909. Persistent efforts to impose Siamese values, language, customs and mores on the Muslim Malay were resented and fueled a long-running rebellion. But the insurgency, which finally sputtered o