Southern Peace Initiative Summary Set for Next Month


The Special Committee for Peacebuilding in the Three Southern Border Provinces is expediting measures to address the challenges of peacebuilding in the region. 

According to Jaturong Chaiseang, chairman of the committee, the officials are focusing on legislative and parliamentary involvement as key factors in facilitating effective peace talks.

The committee’s agenda includes drafting proposals for the House of Representatives, emphasizing the need for new legislation and amendments that support peace efforts, specifically reevaluating the application of special laws like Martial Law in the area.

The committee is initially operating under a 90-day mandate, but there is a likelihood of an extension based on expert advice and the need for comprehensive fieldwork.

This extension is vital for allowing the committee to conduct in-depth studies and field visits to the three southern border provinces. These visits are expected to provide crucial insights and feedback from local communities, which are essential for formulating practical and impactful proposals.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.