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Culture judged critical to solving far South conflict

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Incorporating Muslim and Malay culture into wider Thai society is the top priority for forging peace in the far South, an opinion survey sponsored by the Southern Border Provinces Administration Centre (SBPAC) has found. 

Cultural acceptance tops the social issues which the government should pay attention to in restoring peace in the strife-torn region, the survey reveals.

The poll surveyed 1,046 people in the southern border provinces, 40% of whom live in Narathiwat. Residents were farmers, housewives, private employees and students who were mostly Muslims.

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