Thailand: September 9, 2005


Despite the Moslem insurrection in the south, the king appointed a Moslem general, Sonthi Boonyaratglin, as head of the army. Boonyaratglin was already a senior army general, and was considered a likely candidate for the job. Boonyaratglin wants to use a less violent approach in dealing with the Moslem separatists in the south. 




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