Interfaith Vigil Prays for Peace in South

November 19, 2004

Source: Phuket Gazette

On November 19, 2004 the Phuket Gazette reported, "About 500 people, including local leaders of the major faiths in Thailand, held a mass session yesterday to pray for peace to return to the troubled provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat.

The congregation gathered at Phuket Provincial Hall in�support of the government’s call for mass prayer, which Phuket Governor Udomsak Usawarangkura explained was inspired by HM Queen Sirikit’s speech on Tuesday to more than 1,000 people, including Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, the Cabinet and leading figures from throughout Thailand."