Islamic Communities in Thailand: Legal and Political Issues of Reform & Representation

13 – 14 December 2012, Windsor Suites 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


December 13, 2012:


Henning Glaser, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University

“The Complex Relationship between State and Religion in Comparative Perspective”

Associate Professor Dr. Jaran Maluleem, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University

“Islamic Communities in Thailand”

Dr. Kittisak Prokati, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University

“Religious Freedom and Application of Islamic Law in Thailand”

Somchai Homlaor, Representative of the Law Reform Commissioner of Thailand

“Legal Reform Issues Related to Islamic Communities in Thailand”


December 14, 2012:

Representation of the Islamic Communities: Modes, Challenges and Issues

Keynote Speech:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pakorn Priyakorn, representative of the Office of Sheikhul Islam

“Mandate and Performance of the Sheikhul Islam”

Uztaz Adbuchakura Bin Shafaih (Abdulsuko Dinah), Commissioner of Civil Society Council of the Southernmost Thailand

Panel Presentations:

Hanif Yongstar, Representative of Muslim Group for Peace

Muhammad Dueramac, Representative of Prachatai News

Shakirin Sumalee, Vice Director of Santitham School

Sarifa Yusoh, Representative of SPAN