English

Abu Hafez Al-Hakim 2015-12-01 08:43
 ONE YEAR of PEACE DIALOGUE - where are we ? ( Abu Hafez Al-Hakim is a member of MARA Patani peace dialogue panel. This article reflects his personal view , not the official view of MARA Patani) 1 December 2015 marks one year of Patani/Southern Thailand peace dialogue process. We might call it dialogue 2.  In an official visit to Kuala Lumpur, the  Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-O-Cha met his counterpart Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak of Malaysia on 1 December 2014.  Both agreed  to resume the peace process that was suspended towards  the end of 2013 due to political turmoil  in Bangkok....
People College 2015-10-04 13:47
‘Patani with sovereignty and spirit of freedom’ Speech by Prof. Zam: Patani Vision 2020 Sat. 2015 – 07-11 17:51 Imron Sahoh and the editorial group of Deep South Journalism School On 9th July, 2015, Deep South Watch website publicized a special speech given by Professor Dr. Kamarulzaman Askandar from University Malaysia Sabah (UMS), a coordinator of Southeast Asia Conflict Studies Network (SEACSN) on the topic Arah Tuju Patani (Direction of Patani) at the third forum on Patani / Deep South Vision 2020 (Wawasan Patani 2020 3rd : Arah Tuju Patani), organized by People College at the auditorium...
People College 2015-10-02 13:39
The Challenge of People’s College with the Opening  Common Space for Permanently Peace Resolution in Patani/Deep South Thailand  Insider’s Missions for Peace The situation of conflicts in Deep South Thailand/Patani, over a decade until now, is regarded as difficult and challenging proposition for every government.  The preceding problem solving is still lack of participation and public sphere for people. Due to the operation of peace talk taken part only by conflict pairs is not enough to find solution in peace process in Deep South/Patani. It is not only Thai authorities and alliance of...
rungrawee 2015-08-28 18:45
Peace process, not military suppression, the way to tackle Thailand’s southern conflict.   Whether or not the heinous blast at Bangkok’s Erawan Shrine is linked to the violent conflict in Thailand’s predominantly Malay Muslim South, it is vitally important to acknowledge that there is strong evidence to suggest that southern militants are likely to have extended their actions outside their traditional theatre of operation.   It is pertinent to recall the New Year’s Eve bombings in Bangkok, which took place three months after the September 2006 coup. A series of nine explosions went off in...
rungrawee 2015-08-28 18:40
           While there is no conclusive answer as of yet about the perpetrators of the Erawan shrine bombing in Bangkok and their motives, one thing that needs to be stressed is that it will do more harm than good if the government's investigation fails to examine the hard evidence, and instead aims to minimise the economic repercussions.             There are three main scenarios that might have led to this worst-ever explosion in Thailand, which killed 20 people and wounded more than 130 in one single attack.             The first suspects are Malay-Muslim militants in southern Thailand,...
Abu Hafez Al-Hakim 2015-05-26 09:18
WHAT IS MARA PATANI ?   Note* This is the English version of the  original Malay article : APAKAH DIA MARA PATANI ? recently posted in the  Deep South Watch  - (http://www.deepsouthwatch.org/node/7204)   On May 11  2015 the ISARA NEWS AGENCY, and the BANGKOK POST on May 17 2015 reported the formation of what is known as MAJLIS AMANAH RAKYAT PATANI or Mara Patani. A Deep South peace academician, Asst.Professor Dr. Srisompob also mentioned about Mara in his interview for an internet TV "Thaivoicemedia" on May 17 2015. It was cited as a Malaysian proposal, being the facilitator in the peace...
Abu Hafez Al-Hakim 2015-04-02 09:45
**This is the English version of the Malay article posted on 1 April 2015 : Tragedi Thung Yang Daeng  boleh jejaskan proses damai -  http://www.deepsouthwatch.org/node/7010  .   Last week, once again a bloody tragedy rocked Patani. The tremor that spreads throughout the entire corners of the world is a constant reminder that inhumane acts by the so called "The people's defender of peace", i.e. the Thai security apparatus, are  still rampant. No detailed account  is required for the brutal attack by the Thai security forces on innocent civilians towards the evening of 25 March 2015 at Tok Chud...
Abu Hafez Al-Hakim 2015-03-19 08:31
JIRAPORN BUNNAG - Our Last Encounter ( Dedicated to Phi Jae@ Jiraporn Bunnag - a peace advocate of the Deep South )   Our initial impression of her when we first met was, how could a lady with this small stature understand the sufferings of the underprivileged people of the Deep South, when she has spent most of her carrier years in the centre of power so far away? How could she discover the bitter truth of how a people not  of her own kind and race would fare in their day-to-day lives in a region plagued with prolonged political unrest ? It took us only a few hours of sitting and listening...
DeepSouthWatch 2015-03-16 16:31
Patrick Barron Regional Director for Conflict and Development Program, The Asia Foundation   In 2004, a generations-old subnational conflict re-erupted in the Deep South of Thailand. With almost 7,000 people killed in the past decade, in a region that is home to less than 3% of Thailand’s population, the conflict is currently the most deadly in Southeast Asia. What role might transitional justice play in helping nudge the South towards peace? Answering that question requires understanding what transitional justice is, how it has worked elsewhere, and how it fits with the current context in...
Abu Hafez Al-Hakim 2015-02-28 16:21
WALKING THE PATH OF PEACE -Phase-2 (An English translation of MENITI JALAN DAMAI -Fasa 2   http://www.deepsouthwatch.org/node/6884 A speech for PEACE MEDIA DAY at PATANI @ Prince of Songkhla University, Patani Campus - 28 February 2015)   In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Most Compassionate.   Mr. Chairman, Distinguished  guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Peace be upon you all.    Praise be to Allah, once again here I am at this prestigious venue after one year to voice our opinion regarding the latest development in the peace dialogue process of Patani. For this I would like to thank...

Pages