Thai PM seeks forgiveness with south (2006.11.08)

Thai PM seeks forgiveness with south (2006.11.08)

Nov. 8 - Thai Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont took a second trip in a month to rebellious Muslim south, appealing to youths to help end the almost three-year insurgency.Surayud visited a public college and a private Islamic school in Yala province, accused by security forces as a breeding ground for insurgents. He asked the students and teachers to be patriotic and vowed justice for those under the government's "blacklists". Since assuming power, Surayud has worked to reverse Thaksin's hardline policies on the region bordering Malaysia and home to most of predominately Buddhist Thailand's six million Muslims.