In the fiscal year of 2021, Internal Security Operations Command Region 4 Forward under the command of Lieutenant General Kriangkrai Srirak, the Fourth Army Area Commander/Director of Internal Security Operations Command Region 4 Forward declared the Action Plan on Enhancement of Peace Building of Southern Border Provinces of 2021 on October 22nd, 2021 in order to develop operations and respond to demands of local people leading to sustainable solution and development of southern border provinces’ areas
To drive problem solving and developing southern border provinces’ areas, cooperation of all sectors in the areas, including government and public sectors, will be emphasized in order to cause participatory integration under the Grand Strategy (Understanding, Connecting, Developing), the royal strategy that is important and has been applied for long period to solve problems and develop southern border provinces.
Under learning on performance in the past fiscal years, Internal Security Operations Command Region 4 Forward emphasizes on 5 urgent missions in the fiscal year of 2021 as follows:
1. Area Control and Legal Enforcement
Legal enforcement is still important to be performed with offenders. Simultaneously, some opportunities are also given to persons with different thinking to talk and seek for solutions through peaceful methods continuously.
If all areas in southern border provinces are peaceful with orderliness whereas local people will be able to live normally without any conflict and violent occurrence, special laws enforced in the area of southern border provinces will no longer be necessary.
2. Solution of Drugs Problem
During the past years under integration among related local agencies including agencies of central sector (Office of the Narcotics Control Board) and local units, i.e., Provincial Police Region 9 and other related local units, several major drug dealers were arrested.
3. Promotion on Co-Existence under Strong Multicultural Society
Local specific units, for example, provincial specific units (Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat and Songkhla) as well as Ranger Forces, participate in some cultural activities with local people in order to strengthen co-existence in multicultural society.
4. Promotion on Development for Security and Understanding under the Principle of Peaceful Means for Driving Sub-District Peace Council
In 20, agencies related to solutions of problems on southern border provinces, including Internal Security Operations Command Region 4 Forward and Southern Border Provinces Administration Center, mutually drove establishment of Sub-District Peace Council by establishing the Working Group of Sub-District Peace Council as the mechanism in sub-district level to get rid of the gap in public administration in sub-district level with involvement of many sectors.
However, personnel or forces of all sectors are the key to drive promotion of peace building of southern border provinces of 2021 therefore the Fourth Army Area Commander/Director of Internal Security Operations Command Region 4 Forward emphasizes on “Good People Strategy” focusing on selecting personnel with discipline, knowledge, abilities, contribution, sacrifice, morality, and personnel who behave as beloved persons of other persons who have faith and respect paid to custom, tradition, culture, and religious regulations of populations strictly without involving with any drugs or illegal things. In addition, such personnel must not build any condition in the area while being ready to practice themselves to face with all situations at any time in order to make local people confident and relieved.