Sign up | Log in



Home  >>   Daily News  >>   Thailand News  >>Ties  >> Thailand happy for Malaysia to facilitate peace talks for South
NEW UPDATES Asean Affairs   5 August 2014  

Thailand happy for Malaysia to facilitate peace talks for South

Thailand authorities have agreed to let Malaysia continue to facilitate the peace dialogue with the South separatists - including representatives of Barisan Revolusi Nasional - in a move which could lead to the ratification of an agreement and the joint preparation of a peace roadmap.

Internal security operations command spokesman Colonel Banphot Poonpian yesterday revealed the resolutions made at a meeting on Friday of the committee charged with mobilising efforts to solve problems in the southern border provinces.

Banphot said that during the meeting chaired by deputy Army chief General Udomdej Sitabutr, Isoc proposed four working committees be established to prepare measures to solve the unrest, which was re-ignited in January 2004, and provide a plan to propel the peace dialogue.

He said Malaysia would again be asked to be the facilitator in the talks, but admitted the talks would not lead to autonomy for the region or the establishment of a special administrative zone.

It was hoped the talks would lead to the ratification of an agreement when the dialogue reached an "appropriate level" and the joint preparation of a peace roadmap.

Banphot said the fiscal 2015 budget for solving problems and developing the southern border provinces from 2015-17 was also discussed on Friday.

He said the urgent issues to be focused on first were the creation of a safe and peaceful society in the region; facilitating matters for those who are seeking justice; the promotion of a better understanding of and solutions to conflicts; and improving the quality of life.

Also approved at the meeting were security measures that included an improvement of the human and vehicle registration system and leniency for motorists not wearing helmets in the city area.

In related news, Yala Governor Dejrath Simsiri yesterday presented almost 763,000 baht (US$23,744) to 49 people whose properties were damaged in the recent car bomb attack in Betong district.

Betong police superintendent Colonel Wasan Poungnoi said police had issued an arrest warrant for a man who hired the van used in the attack.

Reach Southeast Asia!
10- Nations, 560- Million Consumers
And $1 -Trillion Market
We are the Voice of Southeast Asia Media Kit
The only Media Dedicated to Southeast Asia Advertising Rates for Magazine
Online Ad Rates

Comment on this Article. Send them to

Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.
Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited
submit your comment in the box below

Today's  Stories                            August 5, 2014 Subsribe Now !
• Indonesia's president-elect prepares for transition Subcribe: Asean Affairs Global Magazine
• Newly-named Legislative Assembly inaugural meet this week
• 60 more Filipinos repatriated from Libya
Research Reports
on Thailand 2007-2008

• Textiles and Garments Industry
• Coffee industry
• Leather and footwear industry
• Shrimp industry

• Thailand happy for Malaysia to facilitate peace talks for South
• Banks hold more risk funds
Asean Analysis                    July 30, 2014

• Asean Analysis July 30, 2014
Laos: Investment Potential and Economic Challenges
Advertise Your Brand

Asean Stock Watch    August 1, 2014
• Asean Stock Watch-August1, 2014
The Biweekly Update
• The Biweekly Update  July 25, 2014

ASEAN NEWS UPDATES      Updated: 04 January 2011

 • Women Shariah scholars see gender gap closing
• Bank Indonesia may hold key rate as inflation hits 7 percent
• Bursa Malaysia to revamp business rules
• Private property prices hit new high in Singapore • Bangkok moves on mass transport
• Thai retailers are upbeat
• Rice exports likely to decline • Vietnamese PM projects 10-year socioeconomic plan


This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More






1.  Verifier

1. Verifier

For security purposes, we ask that you enter the security code that is shown in the graphic. Please enter the code exactly as it is shown in the graphic.
Your Code
Enter Code

Home | About Us | Contact Us | Special Feature | Features | News | Magazine | Events | TV | Press Release | Advertise With us

| Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy  | DISCLAIMER |

Version 5.0
Copyright © 2006-2017 TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
Bangkok, Thailand