Rabu, Mac 27, 2013

Menjelang Rundingan Damai Patani - Thai Di Malaysia

15 wakil dari 9 kumpulan pemisah Patani akan menyertai rundingan damai dengan 15 delegasi Thailand di Malaysia esok. Selain dari itu, pihak berkuasa Thailand menemui lebih banyak kain rentang dan pemidang yang berbau desakan kemerdekaan di Patani dan Naratiwat semalam dan bertulis " Damai, Bersatu, Negara Pattani".



Nine separatist groups to join Malaysia talks

15-delegate panels on both sides confirmed


Fifteen representatives from nine insurgent groups will join the South peace talks with 15 Thai delegates in Malaysia tomorrow, secretary-general of the National Security Council Paradorn Pattanathabutr said Tuesday.

Lt Gen Paradorn said Kuala Lumpur, which faciliates the talks, had informed him the 15 insurgent representatives would come from the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN), New Pulo, Pulo 88, BRN Congress, BRN Coordinate, Barisan Islam Pembangunan Pattani, as well as Gerakan Mujahideen Islam Pattani, Gerakan Mujahidin Pattani and Ulama Pattani.

Lt Gen Paradorn said he could not reveal the list of the 15 insurgent representatives as Malaysian authorities asked him to keep it a secret for the sake of their own safety.

The NSC chief said the Thai government had also finalised its list of 15 delegates who will join the talks.

Lt Gen Paradorn said cabinet backing for the name list is not necessary as the cabinet had given in-principle approval to the setting up of the negotiation team.

As the head of the team, Lt Gen Paradorn said he will periodically report to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra as the peace talks progress.

The NSC chief met his team Tuesday to finalise preparations.

A security source said the negotiators include Southern Border Provinces Administrative Centre chief Thawee Sodsong; deputy permanent secretary for defence Nipat Thonglek; Special Branch Police commissioner Saritchai Anekwiang; Internal Security Operation Command officer Nakrob Boonbuathong; and director of King Prajadhipok's Office of Peace and Governance Ekkachai Srivilas.

Also joining the delegation are religious leaders, representatives from civic and women's groups, and governors of the southernmost provinces.

Meanwhile, authorities continued to find banners calling for an independent Pattani in several parts of Pattani and Narathiwat Tuesday.

It was the second day that banners, reading "Peace, unity, Pattani state", were found.

The banners were found in at least 20 locations on roads in four districts of Pattani _ Yarang, Yaring, Thung Yang Daeng, and Kapho.

Similar banners were put up in nine spots in Nong Chik district on Monday.

In Narathiwat, two of the banners were hung above roads in Muang district.

Lt Gen Paradorn said he was not worried about the banners as state security units were capable of keeping the situation under control.

Two shootings took place in Pattani and Narathiwat Tuesday, injuring a deputy tambon administration organisation (TAO) chief and a former TAO member.

Muhammadsata Dosama, 35, deputy chief of Batong TAO, was shot three times by attackers while he was riding his motorcycle from his house to a religious school in Narathiwat's Rue So about 5.30am.

The bullets hit his right shoulder, right arm and nose. Residents nearby took him to hospital after hearing the gunshots, while the gunman fled.

In Pattani, a former member of Taloh Kapo TAO was wounded in a drive-by shooting in Yarang district also about 5.30am, police said. - BANGKOK POST

Filipina mungkin kemuka tuntutan ke atas Sabah

Angkara murka yang dibawa oleh sesetengah pihak mencapai fasa lain apabila Filipina mula berhajat mengemukakan tuntutan ke atas Sabah. Walaupun ditolak tuntutan mereka ke atas Sipadan dan Ligitan 11 tahun lalu, mereka kembali ingin memalukan diri.

Filipina mungkin kemuka tuntutan ke atas Sabah

MANILA 25 Mac - Kerajaan Filipina mungkin mengemukakan tuntutannya ke atas Sabah selepas Setiausaha Kehakiman, Leila de Lima hari ini membayangkan akan berbuat demikian.

Akhbar Filipina melaporkan, perkara itu mungkin berlaku selepas De Lima mengesahkan bahawa Jabatan Kehakiman telah mengemukakan satu cadangan daripada sudut undang-undang kepada Presiden Benigno Aquino III berhubung tuntutan tersebut.

Beliau bagaimanapun enggan mendedahkan kandungan dokumen berkenaan.

De Lima berkata, Filipina mungkin mengemukakan isu tersebut kepada 'tribunal berkaitan'.

"Persoalan yang timbul sekarang, adakah kami mempunyai alasan kukuh dan sah jika membawa perkara ini kepada tribunal berkaitan," katanya kepada wartawan di Persidangan Kumpulan Pakar Persaingan ASEAN di sini hari ini.

Beliau berkata, Jabatan Kehakiman telah melakukan kajian daripada aspek undang-undang berhubung tuntutan ke atas Sabah dan mengemukakan cadangan itu kepada Aquino untuk diluluskan.

"Terpulang kepada Presiden sama ada beliau mahu menimbang kajian itu atau tidak," katanya.

Aquino sebelum ini dilapor menugaskan Jabatan Kehakiman dan Jabatan Luar supaya meneliti kesahihan tuntutan Kiram ke atas Sabah.

Menurut beliau, isu pemilikan Sabah oleh pengikut Jamalul Kiram III adalah satu pengulangan sejarah, ketika bekas Presiden, Ferdinand Marcos melancarkan rancangan untuk menceroboh Sabah pada 1968, yang dikenali sebagai pembunuhan Jabidah. - Agensi