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Professor provides political expertise to BBC News

24 January 2011 |

Professor provides political expertise to BBC News

Professor Duncan McCargo has provided his political expertise to BBC News online (Asia-Pacific) on 20 January 2011.

Thailand analyst and expert in South East Asian Politics, Prof McCargo was commenting on the latest rebel attack in Southern Thailand, which involved the death of four soldiers during a separatist rebel attack on an army base in Narathiwat.

Professor McCargo commented “"The latest attack shows that the militant movement is very much alive and well, and is waging a war on the Thai state.”

He adds “The ongoing violence in the south should be a wake-up call that Thailand needs to get serious about reviewing its over-centralised structures and tackling the deep causes of national conflict, which are about inequalities of political power”.

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