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DeepSouthWatch 2009-06-03 05:57
Deep South Watch             The Project of Public Services of the Southern Provinces held a seminar titled Human rights during an abnormal situation at the CS Pattani Hotel in Pattani, Thailand.  The Deep South Watch documented this event and recorded the opinions of two academics who gave presentations.           Human rights and security are interdependent and interrelated issues for human life.  While the goal of security is to protect people’s lives and property, human rights is a significant issue that can contribute to people’s well-being.  But what exactly is the boundary between...
DeepSouthWatch 2009-06-02 10:12
 Deep South Watch           The Project of Public Services of the Southern Provinces held a seminar titled Human rights during an abnormal situation at the CS Pattani Hotel in Pattani, Thailand.  The Deep South Watch documented this event and recorded the presentations delivered by a human rights activist and highly-ranked military commander.           Human rights and security are interdependent and interrelated issues for human life.  While the goal of security is to protect people’s lives and property, human rights is a significant issue that can contribute to people’s well-being.  But...
DeepSouthWatch 2009-05-18 12:19
 Srisompob Jitpiromsri Deep South Watch Center for the Study of Conflict and Cultural Diversity (CSCC) PSU.           A group of researchers from the Prince of Songkla University’s recently established Center for the Study of Conflict and Cultural Diversity (CSCC) conducted a survey among people in the southern border provinces. Supported by the National Research Council, the purpose of this research project was to develop a better understanding of locals’ attitudes toward social, economic, and political conditions in the violence-struck region.           From February through March of 2009...
DeepSouthWatch 2009-04-20 00:30
Srisompob Jitpiromsri Deep South Watch Center for the Study of Conflict and Cultural Diversity, PSU, Pattani Campus From January 2004 through March 2009, there have been some 8,810 violent incidents in the provinces of Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat, and 4 districts in Songkhla province. Violence has decreased since June 2007, when the army began large-scale operations by sending more than 60,000 troops to round up suspected insurgents, and by spending approximately 109 billion baht on security and development matters. It appears that this effort to marginalize the insurgent movement has...
DeepSouthWatch 2009-04-01 03:41
"We have tried to resolve the separatist problem, but our efforts have unfortunately resulted in creating further social divisions.  We have essentially already separated the people.” Note: On January 18, 2009, at the Novotel Central Hotel in Hat Yai, Songkhla province, the Deep South Watch (DSW) and the Southern Journalist Association of Thailand held a seminar on resolving the conflict in southern Thailand entitled Five years of fire in the south: war, knowledge, and confusion…and now what?                                                               (ภาพ : ตูแวดานียา มือรีงิง)000  ...
DeepSouthWatch 2009-03-31 23:44
      Note: On January 18, 2009, at the Novotel Century Hotel in Hat Yai, Songkhla province, the Deep South Watch and the Southern Journalist Southern Association of Thailand held a seminar on resolving the conflict in southern Thailand entitled Five years of fire in the south: war, knowledge, confusion…and what’s next? 000 The Deep South Watch’s findings over the past 5 years "If the Thai state continues to use the same policy that relies primarily on its security forces to bring peace to the region, the cost of the state’s investment will require approximately an additional 235,984...
DeepSouthWatch 2009-03-31 22:08
    Note: On January 18, 2009, at the Novetel Central Hotel in Hat Yai, Songkhla province, the Deep South Watch (DSW) and the Southern Journalist Association of Thailand held a seminar on resolving the conflict in southern Thailand entitled Five years of fire in the south: war, knowledge, and confusion…And now what?       The State’s Policy to Manage and Control the Violence "Governments come and go in Thailand, but the people in the three southern border provinces are still waiting for the state to develop a collaborative agenda with them.” - Sukree Langputeh   Yala Islamic College The...
DeepSouthWatch 2009-02-23 11:48
  Half a decade of violence and conflict resolution amid confusion   Srisompop Jitpiromsri Deep South Watch   During five years of the resurging violence from January 2004 to December 2008, there were 8,541 violent incidents, causing 3,287 deaths and 5,409 injuries. Although violence seems to have declined since June 2007 when over 60,000 military and security forces were deployed in the deep South, the trend still fluctuates and continues. Violence has been reflected in many forms of physical attacks including shooting, bombing, arson and vandalism.  Violence peaked to the top in 2005 with 2...

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