Mohd. Zamberi A. Malek
History and historiography of Patani as a Center of Malay Culture.
|Description||Kuala Lumpur : Penerbit Universiti Malaya, 2006
xiv, 229 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Siri kajian sejarah
History and historiography of Patani, Southern Thailand as a center of Malay culture.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-224) and index.
|Subjects||Patani (Kingdom) – History. | Patani (Kingdom) – Historiography.|
When the so-called ‘conflict situations’ in many countries around the world were reached the boundary of ‘war’ and people fed up with the loss and grievance, the peace-building process would become clearly with the goals to achieve. Unlike the restive situations in the Deep South of Thailand, which is still ‘in between’ whether to defy them just the ‘battle’ or complete ‘warfare’? For this reason, the peace-building process in the Deep South call on more powerful creativity and contribution from everyone involved, in the hope to change the hotbed of violence into one peaceful place where people can live in co-existence. Thus, the obligations of Deep South photographers in recording and reflecting various states of people and community would be related to the important question in mind; ‘How shall we live together?’ Furthermore, the empowerment of the Deep South media, especially Photographers Networks can be one factor in peace-building processes, as the collection of the Deep South related images can be used in finding a comprehensive imagination to the ‘future Deep South’ which all people are hoping and longing for.”
Dr. Isma-ae Alee
Dr. Imtiyaz Yusuf
Mr. Yusof Talek
Ms. Airin Sa-idi
Mr. Muhammad Roflee Waehama
Mr. Ibrahim Narongraksaket
Published by College of Islamic Studies, Prince of Songkla University, Patani Cmpus, Thailand – Year 2000-
ISBN No: 974-644-084-5
This volume is a collection of papers presented at International Seminar of Islamic Studies in Asean: History, Approaches and Future Trends
25-28 June 1998
Organized by College of Islamic Studies, Prince of SongklaUniversity, Pattani Cmpus,Thailand
This paper is one of the products of a larger SIPRI research project, Conflict, Islam and the State-Nation: New Political and Security Challenges, kindly supported by the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In it, Dr Neil Melvin seeks to unravel these different strands of the Patani conflict and to shed light on its dynamics. He warns that the insurgents are now gaining the upper hand and it will be hard to stop the conflict escalating still further. The case is strengthening, therefore, for the international community to intervene, over and above the expressions of concern that have already come from Thailand’s neighbours. I am grateful to Dr Melvin for this original and illuminating study, and to Caspar Trimmer for the editing.
Alyson J. K. Bailes
Author: Zan Azlee
Publisher: ZI Publications
FOR Zan Azlee, life in war-torn Patani wasn’t at all the way he expected it to be. The citizens are Muslims, they are Bahasa-speaking, baju melayu-wearing Malays, like many from his home country Malaysia.
With the aim of documenting the real Patani, Zan sets off to seek the difference between the kedai kopi, humvees and gunfights from the nasi kerabu.
With the help of fellow journalist and fixer Daniya, he goes on a journey that asks the question ‘how do people live in a warzone’?
Starting off on a more cautious note, writer, broadcaster and journalist Zan becomes more curious and braver as he progresses with his documentary. From his many encounters with people in Patani, he learns different sides of living in warzone.
An interesting and easy read, the book also includes a DVD of the documentary which was banned by the prime minister’s office.
This is a good book for those interested in realities of war and the brave people going through their lives every day in a war-torn zone.
Operation Nasi Kerabu: Finding Patani In An Islamic Insurgency, published by ZI Publications, is available at all major bookstores and comes with a DVD of the documentary, The Life And Times Of An Islamic Insurgency. You can follow the further adventures of Zan Azlee at fatbidin.com.
This book presents a comprehensive and definitive analysis of the ongoing socio-political conflict in Patani, a Malay nation that has been under direct Thai rule since her momentous annexation by Siam in 1902. The historical context and socio-political evolution of the Patani struggle for liberation are explored in dramatic detail, with facts derived from contextual analysis of previously un-deciphered archival materials and accounts
of the conflict’s key players. A comprehensive framework of a sustainable political solution to the “Pattani Issue” is also synthesized with unprecedented granularity.
This must-read book expounds the political intrigue and complexities of Siamese Shadow Play politics that have kept the Malay nation of Patani Darussalam under the Thai yoke for the past century. Since its launch in mid-2008, this book has become the definitive resource and intellectual authority on the Patani Conflict.