With AEC on the horizon, Hat Yai students look to the future

With foreign language skills seen as crucial to success in the emerging regional marketplace, an Islamic school in Hat Yai has taken steps to prepare its students.

By Oracha Petchkasem for Khabar Southeast Asia in Khlong Hae, Thailand

November 30, 2012

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Members of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) attend a 2010 rally in front of Indonesia's constitutional court as it debates a law on blasphemy. The FPI, a hardline group known for its vigilante-style attacks on businesses and individuals, has been accused of undermining democracy and rule of law in Indonesia. [Adek Berry/AFP]

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