A New Mandala reader has referred me to one of the latest statements by the Asian Human Rights Commission which documents ongoing human rights abuses in southern Thailand. He writes:

In the South, they’re chaining Thai citizens to dogs and burning their genitals with cigarettes! I type that and want to cry. Why do we even call it “Thai”-land if we’re going to treat people like animals? This isn’t just bad or incompetent or dumb – this is evil.