The perpetrators of a Feb 3 shootout that killed three young brothers and wounded their parents in Narathiwat were volunteer rangers who attacked the family for revenge over a personal conflict, according to a police investigation. The crime was not directly linked to the insurgency in the South as officers initially thought. Investigators on Monday […]
Thai Army Chief Prayuth Chan-ocha has ordered frequent military patrols in Bangkok, especially on elevated roads and high-rise buildings, following a series of grenade attacks in the capital. Soon if the threat from the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) has not been neutralised, Bangkok will be just like any other heavily militarised towns in the […]
The Cabinet has decided to extend the enforcement of the Executive Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations in the three southern border provinces for another three months, from 20 September to 19 December 2013. The decision covers all districts in Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat provinces, except Mae Lan district in Pattani. The Internal Security […]
These are the photographs of the rubber protests which led to violence. I pray to Lord Buddha to heal those who were wounded during the riots and I pray that their families remain steadfast to patience.
Political stability can not be achieved without national reconciliation. Politicians from all parties know this fact. Reconciliation is a rolling plan. It is a democratic right. But some do not want to see the existence of democracy and peace in Thailand. In the wake of the recent protests in the south province of Thailand, we […]
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has carried out an inspection of the operation of CCTV systems nationwide on Wednesday. She was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Pracha Promnok and Information Communication and Technology minister Anudith Nakornthap when she paid a visit to the CCTV control room at the Foreign Affairs ministry. The visit came after Prime […]
Malaysia today stated its willingness to continue being an intermediary in the peace negotiation in southern Thailand. “It is up to the Thai government and National Revolutionary Front whether Malaysia should continue being a facilitator or changed into mediator,” Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin told Malaysian and Thai journalists after paying a courtesy call on […]
Datuk Nazirah Hussain, the Malaysian Ambassador to Thailand expressed that Malaysian companies should not shy away from the southern Thai provinces but instead tap the opportunities available.
Improving Malaysia-Thailand bilateral ties, particularly in the economic field, will be one of the main objectives of the two-day visit to Thailand by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The visit beginning tomorrow is also an opportunity to establish closer rapport with Malaysians living in Thailand, says Malaysia’s Ambassador in Thailand Datuk Nazirah Hussain. […]
Iftar refers to the evening meal when Muslims break their fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan. Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra held an evening meal with Muslim Thais and foreign dignitaries in Bangkok. Everyone present prayed for peace and harmony in Thailand, specially in the troubled Deep South.
The ‘V for Thailand’ or infamously called the “White Mask” group has announced their decision to temporarily halt their planned rallies. The group has proven to be ineffective in garnering a united stand on their issues. Weekend protests have led many to think that the group is championed by ultra-nationalists, neo-fascists (Pitak Siam) and communists. […]
As violence continues in Thailand’s southern border region, security personnel are the most vulnerable targets of insurgent attacks. Like their male counterparts, female paramilitary rangers are no exception. Despite life-threats around the clock, they have strong determination to stay in the insurgency-torn areas to protect people’s lives. Private First Class Anastasia Duemalee from Ranger Forces […]
Police said three other suspects, natives of Pattani province, have been under surveillance. The arrest of Affaham Sa-a, was reportedly made by a team of police led by Pol Maj Gen Suchart Thirasawat, deputy chief of the southern border provinces operations centre, in a raid on house No.16 in Tambon Taluban in Sai Buri district of […]
The 2013 Global Peace Index report analyses the state of peace around the world, identifying trends in violence and conflict, as well as the key drivers of peace. The 2013 Global Peace Index (GPI) shows that the world has become less peaceful, with a sharp rise in the number of homicides worldwide. The world has […]
Thailand states that it has never produced or exported antipersonnel mines. The country formerly imported antipersonnel mines from China, Italy, the United States, and the former Yugoslavia. It completed destruction of 337,725 stockpiled antipersonnel mines on 24 April 2003. But the insurgency in southern Thailand (also known as the “Deep South”) has seen extensive use […]
Deep South: Thailand Promoting Relations with OIC Member Countries The Sheikhul Islam Office and the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center are joining hands in organizing a familiarization trip program to promote relations between Thailand and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries. The program will be held on 22-23 June 2013, when a group […]
Yingluck Shinawatra said that the peace process is necessary and time is a vital factor in paving the way towards improving the situation in the deep south. The dialogue will at least help authorities tackle the problem. Thailand’s southern provinces, Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat, has been troubled with the attempts by militants at a high cost […]