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SouthPeace 2015-02-20 12:15
Mr.Abdul             It was an interesting article of net surfers. This article was online by a moderate popular website. It presented the article topic : IO “Cross the line” in Southern border provinces. This article was written by a senior author to publicize in the website on November 18, 2014           I am the author strongly believed that not quite a bit of people doubted of  “IO” meaning and some of them has already known but raised a question why IO has been used in the area of Southern border provinces although this area is the area of conflict of people who have different opinions...
SouthPeace 2015-01-27 11:15
Mr. Abdul -1-             The new government led by the Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha  has given priority to solve the problems in the southern border provinces as a concrete and focus on the relevant authorities to respond the policy in the same framework and direction  lead to the end-state of a lasting success. Avoid duplication in practice. The operation is fast by reducing the procedure and manner of obstacles. The solution is solved to respond the needs of local people emphasize on the participation of all sectors especially the public sector in the 3 southern border...
Chaiwat 2015-01-20 17:52
Chaiwat Satha-Anand The Paris march for unity on Sunday, January 11, 2015 attracted more than a million people and world leaders including Germany’s Merkel, Britain’s Cameron, Turkey’s Davutoglu, Israel’s Netanyahu, and Palestine’s Abbas, among others. This extraordinary action by leaders and citizens is in response to perhaps the bloodiest week in the last half of a century in France with 17 dead. It began with the killing of 12 people at a previously little known satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo.” French President Francois Hollande warned that the threat facing France is not over, even...
DeepSouthWatch 2014-12-18 04:46
A brainstorming session of activists working in Thailand’s Deep South was a venue to discuss and explore peace possibilities. Gen. Nakrob believed the discussion will move forward while a number of academics/rights activists passed on recommendations to the government. Meanwhile, civil society asked to have more participation and challenge society “what can you do?” An article adapted from a public discussion of civil society on On the (Peace) Road Again: Pa(t)tani in New Conditions as part of the Communication, Conflicts and Peace Processes : Landscape of Knowledge from Asia and the Deep...
rungrawee 2014-12-12 15:29
Rungrawee Chalermsripinyorat           The recent visit of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to Malaysia marks the official resumption of the Deep South peace dialogue. The event is long-awaited since the talks were suspended for one year. I have been watching this development with cautious optimism.           Although more than 6,200 lives have been lost in the decade-long armed southern conflict, political turbulence in the capital has overshadowed the situation on the periphery. In my view, long-lasting peace is most likely to emerge from peace talks and not military suppression.          ...
Abu Hafez Al-Hakim 2014-12-04 19:27
    The much anticipated 1 December 2014 meeting of the Malaysian Prime Minister,Mr.Najib Razak and  the “self-appointed “ Military Thai Prime Minister, General Prayuth Chan-O-Cha in Kuala Lumpur ended not with one but three “Bangs”. Both leaders agreed that the upcoming peace talk, or rather “Happiness Talk” as proposed by the Thais , would be based on three principles ( i.e. the three “Bangs”-writer). According to Mr. Najib the three principles were a period of no violence; all parties being represented in the peace talks and all parties in southern Thailand agreeing to one united demand to...
Shintaro 2014-10-18 20:24
After the arson of six schools in Thung Yang Daeng District on the last Saturday, Pattani Province, Thai mainstream media unanimously reported the event and a so-called demonstrations against the crime by the local people on the last Tuesday. In a picture from the FB page of the PSU Pattani Radio Station (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=800930103308121&set=pcb.80093045...), the local school children who actually had been called by the authority were holding three banners, with messages like "Why did you burn down our school?", "The new semester about to start. Where's my place for...
Abu Hafez Al-Hakim 2014-09-23 16:42
( A dedication to a Peace activist , a co-worker, a friend and a brother )   ** Note : I received this article from the person who was travelling with him in the last trip oversea. He wants his identity to remain anonymous. I present the article as it is without edit/ alteration.The attached photo was the last just before he boarded the train - Abu Hafez Al-Hakim .   " I had known Ahmadsomboon Bualuang, an academician  of distinct and unique personality, through his writings ,speeches and interviews, long before I met him in person. His wide knowledge in  Patani history, its political and...
Shintaro 2014-07-24 06:43
I'm frequently asked by my friends who are outside the conflict area of the Southern Border Provinces of Thailand or Patani on what they can do in order to help us. Those who are working for organizations specialized in aiding and social works never ask this question, as they can be part of conflict solution by performing their duties. This question is always asked by those well-wishers whose job has nothing to do with conflict solution. The well-wishes of these people are highly appreciated, but I must confess that I'm always at a loss when met by such questions. The reason is that my answer...
Shintaro 2014-07-05 20:31
On 16 June I received a phone call from the commander of the Special Unit of Patani. I had met him several times before, and this time he told me that an intelligence officer of the local ISOC (The Internal Security Operations Command). I new the intelligence officer too, and he said they wanted to have a talk with me while having a cup of coffee with me, so I suggested to see them in a coffee shop in front of my university in Patani City. A few minutes later, I was contacted by one of the deputy rectors of my university, stating that the meeting was a serious one. He told me to come to the...

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