Open Letter to:
Dato' Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak
Prime Minister of Malaysia
August 1, 2013
Subject: Request Malaysia to establish The Truth Commission as Human Rights Mechanism Fact-Finding civilian Extrajudicial Killing to Civilian during Peace Dialogue Process
AS THE RECENT “GENERAL CONSENSUS ON PEACE DIALOGUE” IN KUALA LUMPUR SET OUT TO FACILITATE FORTHCOMING HIGH-LEVEL NEGOTIATION BETWEEN THE THAI STATE AND THE BARISAN REVOLUSI NASIONAL (BRN) HAS BEEN PERCEIVED AS FAIRLY SUCCESSFUL, THE IMMEDIATE SECURITY IMPACT ON THE GROUND STILL BEGS THE QUESTION. A NUMBER OF SOFT TARGETS WHO ARE THE PATANI CIVILIANS IN BRN DEFINATION OR THAI CIVILIANS IN THAI STATE DEFINATION, BOTH MALAYU AND THAI ARE TARGETS OF ETRAJUICIAL KILLING
To compare the statistics of extrajudicial killing to soft-targets as the civilian who have suffered between previous and after the peace dialogue process, the number of extrajudicial killing after the dialogue has been significant increased, especially, the influence people in Patani such as Uztaz, Imam, former detainees who the court dismissed their cases and the detainees who are on bail.
The extrajudicial killing during Peace Dialogue process between Thai state and BRN that facilitate by Malaysia Government, makes wonder to civilians that Thai state or BRN are part of committing the crime. Those who were killed are Muslim clerics, preventing Malayu-Patani identity so the Patani civilians would have an answer in the their mind and the experiences of massacre in history such as TAKBAI case, brutality resulted in 10 villagers killed in Mosque of IPAYAE case, a mistaken shooting in Pulo Puyo case and Muslim Clerics-Uzaz-former detainees assassination. These are make civilian unsatisfied to the process.
Even that most of civil society are requesting Thai state to fact find the truth but it doesn’t have any response for the people who are suffered. This make the civilians doesn’t have any guarantee for life safety.
We, Justice of Peace Network, Tadika Teacher Network, Imam Network and Civil Society for Peace Network, request Malaysia government that the facilitator of peace dialogue process between Thai state and BRN to establish the Truth Commission as human rights mechanism to fact-Finding civilian extrajudicial killing during peace dialogue process.
Justice of Peace Network
Tadika Teacher Network
Civil Society for Peace Network