Thailand Government to Meet Southern Separatist in KL

On 4 January 2022, Dr. James Gomez, Regional Director of Asia Centre, discussed the background and context to an upcoming peace talk between the Thai government and the BRN (Barisan Revolusi Nasional), facilitated by the Malaysian government. In the BFM Radio podcast show, Dr. Gomez made the point that the issue in Thailand’s deep south has evolved from an ethno-nationalist separatist movement to one around identity politics with Islam as an important religious marker.

Listen to the podcast here.