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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...
DeepSouthWatch 2013-09-09 14:39
  Srisompob Jitpiromsri Deep South Watch and the Center for Conflict Studies and Cultural Diversity, Prince of Songkla University, Pattani Campus, Pattani, Thailand   Anders Engvall Research Fellow at the Southeast Asia Research Center at Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden     NOTE: This article is part of the joint-project between the Center for Conflict Studies and Cultural Diversity (CSCD), Prince of Songkla University, Thailand, and Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden.   อ่านเวอร์ชั่นภาษาไทย คลิกที่นี่ PDF version click here Photo on the cover page by Soray Deng     The 40-day...
WARTANI 2013-08-02 14:30
  Amnesty International News 1 August 2013   Thailand: Government fails to provide justice for the victims of Tak Bai killings   A ruling by Thailand’s Supreme Court shows how the authorities have failed to provide justice for 85 people that died at the hands of the security forces in Tak Bai, Amnesty International said.   “Today’s ruling ignores the actions of security forces and officials involved in events that led to deaths of 85 people. Their actions were either intentional or negligent and therefore those involved should be brought to court. Families have been waiting for more than...
Shintaro 2013-04-23 08:51
Malay is the largest language in the ASEAN and the largest minority language of Thailand, but it doesn’t mean that every Thai journalist has to know much about the language. However, spreading wrong information to the mass because of the lack of knowledge about it is another matter. A news report from the Bangkok with a headline “Anti-peace talks banners put up in deep South, casualties followed” contains the following paragraph, reporting about tens of banners which were put up in several places of the three southern border provinces. "Each banner bore a message in Malay written in standard...
AwanBook 2013-04-18 05:23
อับดุลเลาะห์ วันอะฮ์หมัด Awan Book เหนือสิ่งอื่นใด ความยุติธรรมคือสิ่งจำเป็น ตามที่ได้มีการลงนามร่วมกันระหว่างฝ่ายรัฐบาลไทยกับฝ่ายขบวนการแบ่งแยกดินแดนหรือเรียกอีกอย่างก็คือฝ่ายผู้ที่เห็นต่างจากรัฐ ซึ่งก่อนหน้านี้รัฐไทยเองไม่เคยยอมรับการดำรงอยู่ของกลุ่มขบวนการแบ่งแยกดินแดนด้วยเหตุผลทางการเมืองทั้งในและนอกประเทศ ที่อาจส่งผลกระทบโดยตรงต่อการแก้ไขปัญหาจังหวัดชายแดนภาคใต้ ตรงกันข้ามที่ฝ่ายรัฐเองมีความพยายามที่จะลดระดับความน่าเชื่อถือ (discredit) และปฏิเสธการดำรงอยู่ของกลุ่มขบวนการมาโดยตลอดจนทำให้สถานการณ์ความรุนแรงกลับมีแนวโน้มเพิ่มระดับความเข้มตามลำดับทั้งสถิติและศักยภาพทางการทหาร...
DSDC 2012-12-11 13:27
Associate Professor Dr. Surachart Bamrungsuk Department of International Relations Faculty of Political Science Chulalongkorn University   Dialogues on Discrepancies by Piyasak Ausup Safe Place in the Future (?) Dystopia Now Utopia Never The Jim Thompson Art Center Bangkok 22 November 2012 to 3 March 2013 “Cities could persist, as they have for thousands of years, only if their advantages offset the disadvantages.” Brendan O’ Flaherty City Economics (2005) ๏ Introduction In the general meaning, a city is an everlasting community space. In the context of social development, we may define a...
ds.japanese 2012-08-23 13:19
Source: สรุปสถิติเหตุการณ์ความไม่สงบในพื้นที่จังหวัดชายแดนภาคใต้ระหว่างวันที่ 1-31 กรกฎาคม พ.ศ.2555. ศูนย์เฝ้าระวังสถานการณ์ภาคใต้ ข้อมูล   南部国境県の紛争関連の事件と死傷者(2012年7月1日~7月31日)   信仰宗教別死傷者数 死者数 42人 負傷者数 96人 不明 仏教 イスラーム 不明 仏教 イスラーム 2 20 20 0 68 28   事件数 件種別 事件数 治安撹乱 3 政府職員への業務妨害 7 車両爆弾 3 襲撃 1 基地襲撃 2 銃撃戦 1 包囲、捜索および銃撃戦 3 爆発物発見 2 死体発見 5 銃撃 32 放火 6 爆弾設置 19 爆弾設置および銃撃 1 総計 85 訳者注:政府職員は公務員、契約政府職員を含む。   犠牲者数   死亡 負傷 合計 市民 19 44 63 警察/国境警備隊/特殊部隊 5 11 16 兵士 10 33 43 村落平和維持隊(チョーローボー)/...

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