Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Bangkok opts for ISA...

Thailand will apply the Malaysian-style Internal Security Act (ISA) during the 15th Asean Summit on its two southern resort towns of Cha-am and Hua Hin beginning 12 to 27 October.

The Oct 23-25 summit is expected to draw protest from various parties in the country, including the pro-Thaksin group and the Pattani Islamic Movement.

Thailand has been marred with pro-Thaksin demonstrations over the last two years. In its four southern provinces of Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat and Satun, communal violence continues to rage despite efforts by Bangkok to contain it.

I personally believe the ISA will bring about peace and stability during the 3-day summit. While some quarters in Bangkok were opposing it, the move is seen as one of the best options to secure the safety of head of states and their delegations, expected to arrive a few days before the summit starts.

more news here...

4 comments:

pro-ISA, KL said...

this shows how effective ISA is to combat elements of terrorism, not only in malaysia but in other countries.

thailand has seen too many untoward incidents over the past few years and i think the government is wise to use ISA this time around.

sucitra, jitra said...

NOTHING WRONG WITH IT. IN FACT, IT AUGURS WELL IN PUTTING THINGS UNDER CONTROL...

anti-ISA said...

ISA tidak sesuai di malaysia tapi mungkin di thailand dan negara lain yang bergolak teruk

hiranpruek said...

mr bujai,

i am a thai citizen in kuala lumpur.

yes, the government made the right decision to opt ISA which is similar to that of malaysia.

the government should have implemented this a long time ago, not after too many people died in horror in the south and not after the economy is disrupted by street demo.

i am for ISA.