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Many southernmost villagers favour ISOC dissolution: MP


By Thai Newsroom Reporters

MANY SOUTHERNMOST PEOPLE would unquestionably agree to an ongoing massive move for the dissolution of the Internal Security Operations Command, according to a Move Forward MP.

MP Romadon Panjor posted on his Facebook page today (Nov.1) to confirm that many people in predominantly Muslim southernmost provinces would almost certainly endorse legislation to terminate all army-led ISOC units in the chronically turbulent Deep South region sooner than later for the sake of sustainable peace and order.

The Move Forward has been collecting popular support for the legislation which is yet to be debated and approved by lawmakers for the sought-after dissolution of the ISOC.

Romadon called on a total of 13 MPs representing the southernmost provinces of Yala, Narathiwat and Pattani to speak out on behalf of those Muslim villagers who, he said, would spontaneously endorse the bill as nearly all of them are currently attached to coalition partners, including the Prachachart and Palang Pracharath, among others.

The Move Forward MP was apparently responding to yesterday’s comments made by Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin that the Pheu Thai-led government has had no policy to dissolve the ISOC whose roles in the Deep South region and elsewhere, he said, will be assigned more diversely to contribute to varied government measures to alleviate the economic woes of farmers and villagers throughout the country.

According to the opposition MP, the civilian prime minister has appeared very submissive to the whims and demands of the generals, especially those in charge of the ISOC southernmost units.

The Muslim Romadon alleged the ISOC of having carried out missions only to worsen the restive situation in the southernmost region over the last decade, thus prompting the predominantly Muslim villagers to distrust the army-led agency.

Given an increased funding and extended duties, the ISOC missions have allegedly adversely affected the villagers’ ways of life and basic human rights whilst restricting their peaceful moves toward an end to the chronic Deep South unrest, he said.


Top and Front Page: Move Forward MP Romadon Panjor. Top photo: Matichon, Front Page photo: Thai Rath

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