Thailand’s Emergency Decree in the Deep South

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 […]

Women Soldiers in Thailand’s Deep South

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 […]

Deep South Thai Militants Targeting Children and Women

In the deep south, separatists militants are targeting children and women. I have read the same news in the foreign media. For a long long time, separatists militants have subjected both Muslim and Buddhist Thais to a reign of terror. The militants execute Muslim Thais, accusing them of being informants to the authorities and systematically […]

Sincerity Through Action – Deep South Thailand

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 […]

Yingluck Meet Thai Muslim Women’s Group in Pattani

December 13 – Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra met with members of the Women’s Development Fund in Pattani. Yingluck expressed her continued support in advocating women’s issues, placing emphasis on women participation in decision-making and exchanging of inspiration. Pattani, a southern province of Thailand, borders Malaysia and faces violence committed by militants. Many of their […]

Pattani: Yingluck Believes in Peace and Prosperity

Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is in Pattani, a province torn by years of militant violence. Yingluck has made attempts at all levels to secure peace and community development though participation in dialogues with the government, local authorities and civil society. Pattani has seen troubled times where civilians, teachers and government representatives are killed and […]