As the jihad escalates there. From AFP, with thanks to Nicolei:
BANGKOK – More than 1,000 teachers and education officials have sought transfers out of southern Thailand following the latest shooting of a teacher by suspected Islamic separatists, an official said.
At least 200 teachers in Pattani, one of three provinces wracked by violence this year, have petitioned the authorities for immediate transfers after a deputy school principal was gunned down on Wednesday and left fighting for his life, a Pattani education department official said. About 1,000 others in Narathiwat and Yala provinces are also believed to have requested transfers.
The authorities are unable to provide sufficient security in the region, where more than 310 people including teachers have been killed this year, the official said.
‘We are terrified. We don’t know what will happen to us,’ she said.
‘Even though I was born here, I want to leave and work somewhere else because we are living in fear here.’