Surayud Chulanont has already said that he would allow the imposition of Sharia in the South. Apparently that isn’t good enough. From the Daily Star, with thanks to Twostellas:
Seven people were killed in Thailand’s Muslim-majority south, police said Friday, despite the post-coup government’s promise to boost the local economy in hopes of ending three years of unrest.
Finance Minister Pridiyathorn Devakula said the government would set up a special economic zone in the south to lure investment to the region, which lags far behind the rest of the nation.
“We are considering giving privileges to the private sector such as tax deductions and discount fees for land purchase as investors and businessmen have fled the area,” Pridiyathorn told reporters.
The economic scheme, announced Thursday by army-backed premier Surayud Chulanont after a special cabinet meeting on the insurgency, covers the three restive provinces of Narathiwat, Yala and Pattani on the border with Malaysia.
He is quite mistaken if he thinks money will solve this problem.