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DeepSouthWatch 2009-06-29 09:19
Zakee PitakkumpolDeep South WatchPeace Study Institue, PSU.             In part due to the political disorder at the national level, the situation in the southern border provinces of Thailand had been fading from public interest for quite some time.  However, the far south has once again captured the attention of the rest of the country with recent unsettling events.  In early June, many incidents occurred that demonstrated that the southern violence shows no signs of abating.  There were several bombings, shootings, and arson attacks in the region.  With the recent start of the new school...
DeepSouthWatch 2009-06-28 15:07
Srisompob JitpiromsriDeep South WatchCenter for the Study of Conflict and Cultural Diversity (CSCC), PSU.             Over the course of the past 65 months, from January 2004 through May 2009, there were approximately 3,471 deaths and some 5,740 injuries resulting from 8,908 violent incidents – primarily bombings and shootings -- in the southern border provinces.  The toll of the violence has generated an enormous amount of suffering for many people in society, and this includes the general public as well as government officials and security forces.           The dramatic escalation of...
DeepSouthWatch 2009-06-21 15:59
Deep South Watchwww.deepsouthwatch.org The shooting at the Al-Furquan mosque in Narathiwat's Joi Airong district on June 8, 2009 was another startling incident to rock the southern border provinces of Thailand. Since the beginning of June, there has been a considerable increase in violent incidents across the region. Several teachers have been killed, and there have been many other coordinated attacks, including a car bomb detonated in the center of Yi Ngo town in Narathiwat province. The spike in violence has recaptured the attention of the media and national-level policy makers. Both had...
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...

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