QUOTE(Malay_guy @ Dec 3 2006, 02:16 AM) [snapback]2535531[/snapback]
First you said only small part don't want to be part of thai. then you said many can't speak Thai and many don't send their children to government school. i saw that as an attempt to preserve their own identity rather then being a Thai. you made two contradictory statements.
i initially thought that only a small part but im beginning to doubt that. whenever something happened, the villagers, mostly women, formed human barricade preventing soldiers from going in. no coorporation was given whatsoever. u think refusing to speak thai is an attempt to preserve their malay identity??!! i think thats stupid and backward. they are thai but refuse to speak thai. no thai would want to hire them. its better to be bilingual than monolingual. they can speak malay or jawi to their family n friends or whoever they want. just like malaysians who learn n speak english. does that mean that speaking english is a threat to your malay identity?
Pondok, not Ponok.
im thai and thai say ponok
Maybe if Thai can treat the Pattanis as Muslim rather then treat them like the rest of the Thais, maybe they'll calm down. There's one thing you should know about Muslim, leave them and their religion alone and they'll be more then willing to live under any government. Many muslim rebel because of the non muslim central government who always try to impose their ways which sometimes contradic the norm of muslim society. look at Acheh, after the implementation of Syaria there, things have calm down. Maybe Thai should grant Pattani an Autonomy.
this is so typical of muslims. everything has to be according to muslim way. thats why they cant live peacefully with other people. all thais have to obey one law and that is the constitution. there is no buddhist law or shariah law. every inch of thailand is under thai constitution. there is no exception if you are muslims or buddhists. it is the law n not about religion. there is no discriminatory law againsts muslims in thailand (unlike your so called' positive discrimination' against the non muslim), if there was please point it out. they can do whatever they want, practice what they want.
thailand has been very kind and generous toward the ethnic minority. why dont you just look at muslim country like the middle east where non muslim are discriminated against.