Constitutional Reform and Islamic Communities in Thailand

30-31 August 2012, Siam Hotel, Bangkok

Jointly hosted by Hanns Seidel Foundation and the German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG), Faculty of Law, Thammasat University


August 30, 2012:


Henning Glaser, Head CPG

“Conflict and Cooperation in the Relation between the State and Religion”

Dr. Kittisak Prokati, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University

“The Implementation of Islamic Law in Thailand”

Dr. Anas Amatayakul, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Mahidol University

“Muslim Representative Organizations and Their relation to the State”

Dr. Sukree Langputeh, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Yala Islamic University

“Civic and Ethnic Nationalism: Their Implications to Muslims’ Political Participation in the Thai Democratic System”


August 31, 2012:

Panel 1: Law and Politics

Petchara Pliensiri, Witness Protection Office, Rights and Liberties Protection Department, Ministry of Justice of Thailand

Sittipong Chantawarod, Director, Muslim Attorney Council Foundation

Panel 2: Society and Education

Roundtable discussion among all participants:

“The Thai State and Islamic Communities – Reform Issues and Policy Recommendations”