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Deep South Watch
Winning the hearts and minds of people
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.
AHMADSOMBOON BUALUANG - His Last and Final Journey
Abu Hafez Al-Hakim
( 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 .
A note on the 'helps' we can provide for the people in a conflict area
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.
An account on a meeting with the military
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.
An Inconvenient Truth about the Deep South Violent Conflict: A Decade of Chaotic, Constrained Realities and Uncertain Resolution
In this article, an inconvenient truth about the Deep South violence is clearly shown. The unrest situation has formulated distinct characteristics depentent on protracted, uncertain, but constrained conflict. The key element is ‘INTRINSIC COUNTER-BALANCED FORCES’, formulated and becoming constitutive process in the protracted violence. It is thus crucial to keep broadening spaces for all in the region to take part in the solutions.
Speech of Mohajirin T. Ali at the Pattani Peace Festival
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. ********************************************************
HOW CAN THE PEACE PROCESS BE TAKEN FORWORD?
What have we learned from one year of the Pa(t)tani Peace Dialogue Process? And if we would like to proceed on this undertaking, how do we make the process better? This policy paper, produced by the IPP (Insider Peacebuilders Platform), tries to find the appropriate solutions.
Speech for PEACE MEDIA DAY FESTIVAL ( PPP-101) - 28 Feb 2014
Abu Hafez Al-Hakim
In the name of ALLAH, the Most Merciful ,the Most Compassionate Mr. Chairman Distinguished guests and speakers Ladies and gentlemen
Don’t neglect peace dialogue in the deep South
"Find Them All" Voices from Belukar Perak (EngSub)
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