is lifting martial law (and lots of army patrols and checkpoints) in 11 of 35
provinces. The reason given to keeping it in the rest of the country is illegal
drug dealing, which is still a major national problem. Meanwhile, the generals
running the government declined to take any action against neighboring Myanmar
(Burma) for the recent crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators. No surprise
there, but Thai border police reported a bomb went off in a Myanmar tourist
resort that is just across the border.
October 9, 2007: In the south,
a police raid resulted in a gun battle, that left five Islamic terrorists dead.
One terrorist escaped. Locals had reported the terrorists to the police, which
explains the increasing Islamic terrorist attacks on Moslems. Many of the
southern Moslems are not happy with the Islamic extremists, especially the
campaign to shut down schools.
October 7, 2007: A small bomb went off outside army
headquarters in the capital. There were no casualties, and this was seen as
related to opposition to the military dictatorship, not Islamic terrorists.