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DeepSouthWatch 2011-04-07 17:29
The Nation's Don Pathan reviews the ongoing talks between the government delegation and two insurgent factions that have played a central role in the Southern conflict to reveal the possibilities as well as dificulties behind the scene. The article brings to the attention the critical ideas of some government officials, ex-insurgent leaders, and the former communnist cadre used to collaborate with the Malay-Muslim independent movements. DSW would like to reproduce this interesing piece for further thinking about the future of peace talks in the Deep South conflict and violence.   Remark: The...
DeepSouthWatch 2011-04-05 07:07
Srisompob JitpiromsriDeep South Watch March 31, 2011 That violence has brought about 12,126 victims within 7 years inevitably makes Thailand’s southernmost region one of the hotspot, most sensitive areas in the world. Monthly statistics of violence during January 2004 to February 1011 have shown that there were 10,660 incidents of violence. Since 2007, the decreasing level of violence is noteworthy, but exceedingly fluctuated patterns of violence situation are also evident in recent months after that year. The conspicuous amount of violence could be seen in June and September of last year (...
bkkboy06 2010-10-31 22:00
Nantharawut Muaeng-suk Deep South Watch (DSW)     "I am willing to be blamed by the society-at-large", these are the words of Lieutenant General Udomchai Dhammasaroratch, said at the middle of the forum with civil society representatives on the evening of 16 October 2010 at C.S. Pattani Hotel.   These words are extremely meaningful.  If one is to study the approach and policy of each Army commander prior to taking the helm on the 4th Region Army, an operation-level unit that covers the Deep South provinces with the problem of violent conflict and clashes between state forces and the...
Sapan_Program 2010-10-11 17:54
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CrCF 2010-09-24 02:20
  Embargoed until 22 September 2010   Public Statement Brutal crime against the innocent in Bacho, Narathivath condemned The state must come up with measures to solve disputes among communities   Four Buddhist civilians were killed and their houses burned around 20.00 on 18 September 2010. Taking place in Barae Tai Sub-district, Bachao District, Narathiwat, the incidence was one of the most heinous, brutal and gravest violations of human rights in Thailand. Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) condemns this criminal act and cruel, inhumane, and degrading deed which will perpetuate the feelings of...
bkkboy06 2010-08-07 16:36
  Muhammad Ayub Pathan   If strategic comparison is to be made between the Thai state and the underground movement that is causing violence in the Deep South, it could be seen that the Thai state has the advantage on all aspects.   The Thai state dominates in term of structure of state power mechanisms in the area, military might, status in the global political arena.  In term of policy, the Thai state aims towards peace and development of the quality of life of the people, while the aim of the underground movement is violence.   This is the strategic advantage of the Thai state, to which...
bkkboy06 2010-08-06 02:42
Muhammad Ayub Pathan    This piece of writing is my attempt to respond to the observation of a user by the name of  mamablues who commented at the end of my article titled “ความอ่อนด้อยเชิงยุทธวิธี” (tactical weakness, the English translation of which can be found at "Tactical Weakness", also by bkkboy06).  It is my hope that these exchanges will be useful towards solving the problem of violence in the Deep South, where I currently live and work.   From reading the mentioned comment, I could see that there were 3 issues. The first issue is with regard to the relationship between strategy and...
bkkboy06 2010-06-02 11:26
The Politician's Ethics and Approaches in Thailand's National Reform*   The Thai political crisis situation at present has abated to a certain extend, and there have been considerations on national rehabilitation and recovery by various means of national reform, in economic, social, and political terms from all sectors of the society.  The author deem that another important issue is the reform of politicians themselves in term of the politician's morality and ethics.  Historically, the behaviors and conducts of some politicians, inside and outside the parliament, have been reflected in the...
bkkboy06 2010-05-07 09:16
Deep South Watch    [Note: A.= "Ajarn" = a Thai term used to denote a scholarly person or a person of academic standing]   Remark: This is a transcript of the recording of "Fah Vikrit Kanmueang Thai" ("Overcoming the Thai Political Crisis") that would soon be broadcasted on ThaiPBS Channel.  The discussion panel included A. Prasit Meksoowan, Director of Baan Yaha School, Yala Province, Assist.Prof.Dr. Srisompob Jitpiromsri, Director of Deep South Watch, A. Ahmad Somboon Bualang, former member of the National Reconciliation Commission (NRC) and Mr. Lamai Managarn, representative of civil...
bkkboy06 2010-04-26 01:37
Chayanith Pulayarath Faculty of Political Science, Thammasart University   The clash between military officers and National United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship or UDD on the night of 10 April 2010...        การปะทะกันระหว่างเจ้าหน้าที่ทหารและกลุ่มผู้ชุมนุมแนวร่วมประชาธิปไตยต่อต้านเผด็จการแห่งชาติ หรือ นปช. เมื่อคืนวันที่ 10 เมษายน จนนำไปสู่ยอดการเสียชีวิตกว่า 25 ศพและมีผู้บาดเจ็บรวมทั้งสิ้น 865 ราย และความรุนแรงที่เกิดขึ้นอีกครั้งในคืนวันที่ 22 เมษายน เมื่อระเบิด M79 จำนวน 5 ลูกถูกยิงไปตกที่แยกสีลม ส่งผลให้มีผู้เสียชีวิต 1 คนและบาดเจ็บอีกหลายสิบ...

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