Translation of a leaflet left by ‘bandits’ in the deep South

More on Troubles in the South and Nationalism and Right-wing Politics
Translation of a leaflet left by 'bandits' in the deep South - February 22, 2005
[Our sources in the South provided this leaflet (right) being circulated in the South by a separatist group.]

Warn the mind/consciousness with peace

According to the unrest of daily killings in 4 provinces in the south, this has made people apprehensive. The people who are killed are the enemy of the National Regaining Movement of Pattani state such as the government officials in many levels--military, police, teachers, Kamnan [chief of district], head of villagers, chairman of tambon administrative organization, provincial administrative organizations, volunteers for protecting land, civil protecting voluntary officers, protecting village officers, etc. or village police who are rising up like mushrooms. Whoever cooperates and repays an obligation to the government declares to make war with the National Regaining Movement of Pattani state. Just acknowledge that those are always in our eyes. Don’t be arrogant and assertive because this means your lives and your assets will not safe. Stop making problem for yourselves.


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

Ideal of founding the Pattani state will never die in the four provinces in the South. We beg the ones who are not direct enemies with the movement such as Kamnan, chief of villagers, chairman of Tambon administrative organizations, tambon administrative organizations, provincial administrative organizations, volunteers for protecting land, civil protecting voluntary officers, protecting village officers, village police etc. These people should be careful and start thinking for a better life, because the true enemy of the movement is the government, government officials, military, and police whose people our movement declares war on.

Events of daily killing will be in crisis and continue. The government supports many budgets such as risk money, allowances, and adjusting the salary for the lower level units. This is just to make you to bear the brunt [stand in the gap] as armor to protect the upper units without considering the depressed heart and the safety of lives and assets of the lower level units.

We solicit those people mentioned above to stop cooperating with the government, because when the problem takes place in the area you responsible for and the problem will not unravel. Who will be the target? Who will be the victim of the government? When you are useless, you will be kicked out like a pig or a shabby dog. It is not too late to change your mind for a better life that is happy always. Love and concern.

Also: Another translation of a leaflet left by 'bandits' in the deep South - May 1, 2005
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