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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...
bkkboy06 2010-04-22 16:14
Can a Civil War Happen in Thailand? by the Siam Intelligence Unit (www.siamintelligence.com) Original Article at: http://www.deepsouthwatch.org/node/765   [The original article was probably written during the Samak Sundaravej or Somchai Wongsawasdi government, when the PPP was still in power, but in the translator's opinion, much of the content is still relevent, perhaps (unfortunately) ever-increasingly so. - bkkboy06]    As the political conflict is reacing its peak, it is certain that every Thai person wishes to know when and how these events will come to an end.   While some may deem that...
bkkboy06 2010-04-22 15:57
No. 005/2553                                   21 June 2010 (sic)   Statement Condemning the Act of Violence at Meung Pattani District Police Station   From the two explosions which occurred this morning in the front yard of Meung Pattani DPS, where 2 unknown assailants threw a grenade at police officers who were in formation for saluting the national flag, causing 1 death and over 40 injuries, in of whom was a female police officer i.e. Pol.Maj. Kumanthana Benjamana, Detective for Civil Affairs, Meung Pattani Provincial Police, followed by another attack by car bombing at approximately 1030...
bkkboy06 2010-04-17 14:21
 by instructors of the Faculty of Political Science, Prince of Songkla University, Pattani Campus.   Statement of the Faculty of Political Science, PSU Pattani Campus   In support of negotiations to solve problems, organizing referendums on amending the 2007 Constitution, reviewing structural issues with the motto "Multicolor Politics, Respecting Differences, Persevering on the Path of Conflicts"   From the burning political situation, particularly when protesters marched to various key locations in Bangkok to pressure the government to dissolve parliament and the government declared a state...
bkkboy06 2010-03-22 01:30
Latest Update: 100 Clips, 100 Voices, 100 Views on One Question: Governance and Administration of the Deep South, the Way it Should be? (all translations are from Thai or the Thai subtitle -> English)    Title Mr. Magata Ma Former President of the Narathiwat Islamic Association   "The idea of General Chaowalit appears to be the most concrete approach in solving the problem.  It is a model of decentralization to the local area.  In the past, the problem could not be solved, but General Chaowalit's model should be able to solve the problem.  It is the most democratic approach. It is a...

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