Yala closes 55 schools after killing of principal
* The ‘restive’ missionary bandits are at it again inÂ Thailand’sÂ ‘deep South:
(BangkokPost.com) – Fifty-five schools in Raman district of Yala closed on Thursday after a principal in the district was murdered by suspected insurgents on Wednesday.
The incident caused panic among teachers in the three southernmost provinces.
The 54-year-old director of Baan Mahae school, Weera Muanjan, was shot dead when he was riding a motorcycle to his home.
About 200 teachers joined a meeting on Thursday to demand that authorities increase security measures in the region.
Schools in the district were scheduled to open on Monday.
|7/5/2008Â (Yala, Thailand) – Muslim gunmen open up on a crowd eating breakfast at a tea shop, killing four.|
|7/4/2008Â (Yala, Thailand) – Islamists behead a Buddhist and then set his body on fire. The man’s son is seriously injured as well.|
|7/4/2008Â (Pattani, Thailand) – A retired schoolteacher is gunned down by Islamic militants.|
|7/4/2008Â (Yala, Thailand) – Muslam radicals shoot a 42-year-old man to death.|