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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...
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...

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