PM Promises to Rebuild Mosque Damaaged in Police Attack

May 8, 2004

Source: Yahoo! News

On May 8, 2004 Yahoo! News posted an Associated Press article that reported, "Thailand's prime minister promised Saturday to restore a historic mosque that was shot up as security forces stormed it last week and killed 32 suspected Islamic insurgents hiding inside. About 1,000 villagers came to see Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra as he visited the 16th century Krue-sae Mosque, which was damaged on April 28 by Thai soldiers who fired automatic weapons, tear gas and grenades at it...Thaksin said he would order the government's Fine Arts Department to repair walls that were brought down or damaged. 'Then we will develop the place into a tourist spot,' said Thaksin."