Thailand's Southern Insurgency
(Below) An 1838 Map of Thailand and Malaya showing the border
North of Pattani. (John Arrowsmith. London)
A T r u s t e d C o l l e a g u e
I have been fortunate enough on several occasions to travel with a very good friend and colleague, Andrew Marshall.
From Tungao-infested forest floors with communist rebels in the Philippines, to the leech-dripping wet-season uprising in Burma's Shan State, the hide and seek insurgency in Southern Thailand, GAM rebels' war of independence in Aceh, Bangladesh's cursed rising sea levels and coverage of the Asian Tsunami.
There were always laughs and dark humour, especially when things became trying. Not only a very talented writer, Andrew is a concerned human being and someone who I trusted implicitly. It is a special bond between friends when you know that however precarious your situation might become, one will never abandon the other.
You can read Andrew's story from October 2007 on Southern Thailand here: