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DeepSouthWatch 2014-07-02 14:12
Srisompob Jitpiromsri Center for Conflict Studies and Cultural Diversity (CSCD) Deep South Watch (DSW)   Violence and conflict in Thailand’s Deep South have unfolded from different factors. Central to these factors is identity politics, which is the claim to power of a particular identity, be it national, clan, religious or linguistic. For years, Thai state had drastically rearranged and transformed Patani’s elite and political structures, particularly governance, Islamic education and legal systems, into more secularized, Thai-oriented system. The violence is essentially a renewed version of...
Shintaro 2014-03-27 14:26
  The following is the text of the speech delivered by Haji Mohajirin T. Ali, the representitive of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), in the Patani Peace Festival on 5 January 2014 in the Central Mosque, Pattani Province, Thailand.  ******************************************************** I consider it as a rare and great honour for me to be given this opportunity to speak in front of this very prestigious group and share my insights on the four decades of harsh and hard struggle of the Bangsamoro people for the exercise of their right to self-determination in Mindanao. This struggle...
DeepSouthWatch 2014-03-10 11:11
Insider Peacebuilders Platform (IPP) 28 February 2014       On February 28th, 2013, the conflict in the Deep South of Thailand entered a new phase. After nearly a decade since the escalation of violence in 2004, the Royal Thai Government represented by the National Security Council (NSC) and the most powerful resistance movement group, the National Revolutionary Front (BRN), signed a general consensus document on a Peace Dialogue Process. It came into existence with the active support of the Malaysian government, which took the function as a facilitator. Even insiders were taken by surprise...
Abu Hafez Al-Hakim 2014-02-27 10:48
 In the name of ALLAH, the Most Merciful ,the Most Compassionate   Mr. Chairman Distinguished guests and speakers Ladies and gentlemen   Assalamualaikum , peace be upon you   We wish to thank the organizer for providing space and opportunity for Patani fighters to voice their opinion on the Peace and Media Day Festival today at this prestigious venue. It is incomplete for this important gathering if the voice of the Patani fighters is not heard . We have been  striving for years ,with sweat and blood , to defend the dignity of our race ,faith and  land of Patani Malay people.  We would like...
rungrawee 2014-02-13 09:52
 Rungrawee Chalermsripinyorat           The cold-blooded murder of three Malay-Muslim children in Parukapaeroh village in Narathiwat’s Bacho district on Feb 3 shocked many benumbed minds.           It is a sad reminder that the decade-long southern conflict remains critically serious.           The peace dialogue is now in limbo, while the southern violence has almost been forgotten in light of the prolonged political turmoil in Bangkok.           Unidentified assailants opened fire at Jehmu Mahman, his pregnant wife and three sons — aged 6, 9 and 11 years-old — as they were about to enter...
WARTANI 2014-02-13 02:13
  Editors' Wartani  Short Documentary -Belukar Perak's Tragedy, On the brutal murder of three boys in their homes at Belukar Perak Village, Bacho, Narathiwat on the eve of the 3rd of Feb ' 2014. . English subtitle by : Pakkamol Siriwat Thank you all for your cooperation and help in making this documentary possible
Shintaro 2013-12-13 02:06
  Suthep said “This will be the first time that the people, the owners of the country, stood up to take back their sovereign power.” (from the Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/looking-for-democracy-i...). While this currently most famous Thai politician and his numerous supporters are calling for such a demand by gathering in a huge number, occupying several government offices, no one has ever arrested so far. In Patani, on the other hand, anyone who is dare to speak up for the rights of Malay people which have been harshly denied for more than a century by...
Abu Hafez Al-Hakim 2013-11-20 16:47
THAI MEDIA HAS SPOKEN My last two articles in the DEEPSOUTH(DSW),An open letter to Thai media (http://www.deepsouthwatch.org/jw/node/4913) and the Malay version : Surat terbuka kepada media Thai (http://www.deepsouthwatch.org/ms/node/4909) had drawn considerable attention with almost 3000 viewers to date. It is a wake- up call for both Thai media operators and journalists alike, to review themselves in terms of facts finding, news reporting and presentation to the public ,concerning the political conflict in the Deep South. Early this month a selected group of Thai main-stream media...
Abu Hafez Al-Hakim 2013-11-04 15:51
  An open letter to Thai Media (Translated from a Malay article : Surat terbuka kepada media Thai )  By Abu Hafez Al-Hakim Greetings The major influence a media has in a society is undeniable. Its role is not just to deliver news and information to the public but also to influence the views or attitude of the society, through reporting and writing. Thus journalists are considered to be agents of change in a society. In the context of political conflict in the South (Patani) the main-stream Thai media has long been responsible for propagation of news and information . We, the freedom fighters...
WARTANI 2013-09-24 21:39
Local reporter in Pattani feels unsafe after a strange visit at home Sun, 15/09/2013 - 23:33 | by prachatai   On 13 Sept, Ismael Hayiwaeji, editor of the news website Wartani based in Pattani, filed a complaint with police after he was visited at home by a group of men who he believed were plainclothes officials.    Ismael Hayiwaeji, editor of Wartani website   According to Ishmael, he came home in the afternoon and called his wife, who was alone in the house, to open the door for him, unaware that he was being followed.  When the door was opened and he was moving inside, a pickup truck...

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