Queen Calls for End to Violence in Southern Part of Country

November 16, 2004

Source: BBC News


On November 16, 2004 the BBC News reported, "The Queen of Thailand has made a rare public appeal calling for an end to the violence in the country's south.

During a 45-minute televised address, Queen Sirikit spoke of the suffering of ordinary Thais caught in the violence.

Earlier, Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra blamed the violence on Thai Muslims who had studied Islam abroad.

He denied suggestions that foreign organisations were behind the attacks, which have left 30 dead in the last three weeks."