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Terrorism in thailand and myanmar

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  • 1. “According to the Global Terrorism Index issued by the Institute for Economics and Peace: Thailand ranked No. 8, even though many people associate it with holiday-making in the sun and not the carnage of war.” “Thailand had 173 terrorist incidents that resulted in 142 fatalities (Iraq topped the index with 1,228 incidents and 1,798 fatalities.)”
  • 2.  The far south of Thailand has been experiencing almost daily incidents of criminally and politically motivated violence for several years, including incidents attributed to armed local separatist groups. Although the separatist groups have focused primarily on Thai government interests in the southern provinces, some of the recent violence has targeted public and commercial areas, including areas where foreigners may congregate.
  • 3.  “Buddhist monks and teachers have been regularly singled out as targets.  In September 2012, militants threatened to kill anyone not respecting Friday as the Muslim Sabbath, which forced many businesses to close and many people to remain indoors for the day,” the article said. “Creeping Islamization is changing the nature of this previously low-level conflict.”
  • 4.  “Myanmar, formerly called Burma, is under strict military rule and such blasts are rare. Yangon, Myanmar's former capital and the country's commercial hub, is generally a crime-free and calm city.”  Occasional fighting between government forces and various rebel groups has occurred in Chin State and Sagaing Division near India and along Burma's Kachin, Shan, Mon, Kayah (Karenni), and Karen State’s borders with China and Thailand.
  • 5.  Conflicts between the government and various ethnic minority groups continue in a number of border regions in Burma.
  • 6.  1988 – Burmese Government killed many democratic activists  2003- Aung Sang Suu Kyi’s convoy was attacked  2007- security forces shot and killed a Japanese journalist in the Sule Pagoda downtown area during a demonstration  2007 - , the Government of Burma brutally cracked down on peaceful demonstrators, using gunfire, rubber bullets, batons, and tear gas against them and nearby observers. The authorities killed at least 30 people during the crackdown and arrested more than 3,000.  2010-2011 – Sporadic bombing attacks
  • 7.  Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC)  All Burma Students' Democratic Front (ABSDF)  Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA)  God's Army  Karenni National Progressive Party  Kayin National Union (KNU)  National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)  National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K)  People's Liberation Army (PLA)  People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK)  United National Liberation Front (UNLF)  Vigorous Burmese Student Warriors

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