Policing Islamic schools to secure the state

Insurgent groups are using 'ponoh' institutions in the South as training camps.

Immigration Bureau (IB) is planning to meet representatives from more than 600 privately-run Islamic schools — ponoh — in Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat, and Songkhla, after reports emerged that hundreds of Cambodian students have been studying illegally in the schools.

The meeting — which is expected to happen in a fortnight — is intended as a forum for the IB to listen to the school operators’ opinions and improve their understanding of the importance of adhering to immigration laws, said IB chief Pol Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn.

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