The foreign ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) stirred a hurt reaction from the government because of their comments last week about events in the deep South.
Successive governments have for years tried to keep Thailand off the agenda at OIC meetings. This year they failed, and the Djibouti meeting of the 57 ministers raised Thailand, and not in a generally positive way.
The references to the situation in the deep South could have been productive or provocative, or both. In truth, despite the overblown government reaction, it was neither.
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