Sunday, December 02, 2007

M' sian reaction to Tak Bai protest crackdown

According to one news reports archive, " Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said he phoned (Thailand's) Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to express concern and tell him that Malaysia was watching very closely what is happening (in southern Thailand) " after the then government of Thailand under the administration of former PM Thaksin Shinawatra brutally broke up a Muslim protest in Tak Bai in southern Thailand in October 2004.

Malaysia's prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was further quoted by, among other newspapers of the world, Korean Herald as pointing out that " I have also expressed my feelings that in the month of Ramadan, incidents of this nature can bring a lot of unhappiness and create anger and animosity among members of the community ". All the protestors killed, maimed and arrested were citizens of Thailand.