Thai school closure plan triggers debate

Many small schools in the Deep South lack resources and personnel, and frequent attacks by insurgents aren't helping. The government says busing students to better-equipped schools is the answer, but not all residents are convinced.

By Adinan Malee for Khabar Southeast Asia in Betong, Yala

May 31, 2013

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Do you support campaigns by vigilante groups such as FPI to crack down on bars and restaurants that they believe are violating Islamic norms?

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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]

Indonesia's Islamist vigilantes: a threat to rule of law?