The Role of Civil Society Council of Southern Thailand on Peace Talk under Junta Since 2014
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- Civil Society Council of Southernmost Thailand, National Council for Peace and Order, Thailand's Deep Sout, Peace Talk.
The violent conflict in Thailand's Deep South, the region of Pattani, Yala, Narathiwas and four districts of Songkla provinces since 2004, has caused more than 6,000 deaths and injury of nearly 12,000 people. At the beginning of the conflict in 2004-2005, civil society of Thailand's Deep South did not has the role to solve the problem seriously. However, in 2006-2012,Civil Society Council of Southern Thailand which in 2011 by 20 civil society organizations started to raise the core issue of the conflict as the power struggle between Melayu Muslim movements and Thai State. The political solution from civil society practically envisioned and advocated a political solution to the conflict parties by peace talk which officially began in 28 February 2013 and March 2015. The question is due to unstable politics and distrust between conflict parties including dividing among CSOs supporting and suspicious to the peace talk, how Civil Society Council dealing with these challenges. The study found that with respect to the present of National Council for Peace and Order administration (Junta) since 2014, there is a confusing signals from the Thai Government to contribute commitment and sincerity to the peace talk and there is internal conflict among movement organizations while the violence is still going. Civil Society Council is finding the window of opportunity and review own strategies for improvement including seeking more constructive collaboration under critique and tension between civilian and military government.
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TY - CONF AU - Fareeda Panjor PY - 2017/11 DA - 2017/11 TI - The Role of Civil Society Council of Southern Thailand on Peace Talk under Junta Since 2014 BT - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICSPS 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 329 EP - 331 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsps-17.2018.69 DO - 10.2991/icsps-17.2018.69 ID - Panjor2017/11 ER -