Regional Cooperation in Cross-Border Security Issues: Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Philippines

28 – 29 December 2010, Grand Millennium Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand

Jointly organized by the Hanns Seidel Foundation


28 December 2010

Henning Glaser, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University

“Cross Border Security: Challenges and Needs for Cooperation”


Panel 1: Policy-level of Cross Border Security

General Somchai Visanuwong, Vice-President of the Military Committee, House of Representatives

“Border security in a Regional Framework – Views from the Policy Maker’s Perspective”


Maj. Gen. Surachat Learporm, Director of Security Operations, Department of Border Affair, Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters

“Need and Challenges of Information Gathering to formulate Respective Laws and Policies”


Panel 2: Regional Problems and Challenges in terms of Cross Border Security

General Lt. Dr. Peerapong Manakit, Secretary of the Subcommittee in the Military Committee, House of Representatives

“The Cause of Conflict in the Southern Border Provinces of Thailand”


Com. Tipkanit Plubkajorn, Chief of Plans and Foreign Affairs Sector, Department of Border Affiairs

“The Cooperation of Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand on Policy Level”


Dr. Yekti Maunati, Research Center for Regional Resources – the Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Jakarta

“Social, Economic, and Security Issues of the Border’s Community Living in the Border Area between East Kalimantan, Indonesia and Sabah, East Malaysia”


Dr. Phil. I ketut Ardhana, Udayana University, Bali

“Some Notes on the Border of Southeast Asia: Security Issues in the Border Areas between Indonesia-Malaysia and Malaysia-Philippines”

Dr. Noreha Hashim, Coordinator of the International Studies Programmes, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia

“The Challenges, Issues and Concerns Faced by Malaysia in its Relations with Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines on Border Security Issues”


29 December 2010

Panel 3: Intelligence Sharing in the Field of Cross Border Security

Shahriman Lockman, Analyst, Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia

“Intelligence Sharing in the Area of Non-proliferation and Disarmament”


Carolina Tinangon, First Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, zum Thema

“Intelligence Sharing: Indonesian Perspectives”


Panel 4: Maritime Security

Scott L. Rolston, Transnational Crime Affairs Section, US Embassy Bangkok

“Viable Regional Security in Southeast Asia is mostly a Matter of Law Enforcement”


Capt. Surapong Benchamart, Institute Of Advanced Naval Studies, Maritime Warfare Office Royal Thai Navy

“The Thai Navy and its Cooperation with Regional Border Security Agencies”


Panel 5: Counter-Insurgency/Terrorism

Dr. Arabinda Acharya, International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

“Regional Cooperation in Countering Terrorism in Southeast Asia”


Pol.Col. Rapeephong Supornsri, Deputy Commander, General Staff Division, Border Patrol Police Bureau, Royal Thai Police

“Practical Insights Into Peace- and Order-Keeping in the Border Area – a border patrol perspective”


General Ekkachai Srivilas, Director, Office of Peace and Governance, King Prajadhipok Institute, Bangkok

“International Cooperation on Military, Economic, Politic, Knowledge and Technology as the Examples of Other Mechanisms: Effective Strategy for National Security and International Peace-building”