Peace talks held in Phuket with Islamist rebel group

Leaders of the Islamist insurgent group Barisan Revolusi Nasional Melayu Patani joined a peace dialogue panel in Phuket with the secretary-general of Thailand’s National Security Council, Wanlop Raksanoh, to debate options to the spiritual separatist insurgency by the Malaysian border.
The panel was held at Le Meridian Phuket Beach Resort and lasted from Saturday to Sunday. Also current on the panel was military commander Lieutenant General Kriangkai Srirak. The common reported that both sides are committed to finding peace, and have been decided to continue talks regardless of elevated border restrictions as a end result of Covid. No obligation stated both parties have been friendly with one another.
The panel centered on lowering violence, discussions with native individuals, and looking for a solution that can satisfy the wants of the individuals within the area. The subsequent focus was making a framework to construction the discussion primarily based on these three major issues. The last area of focus was on decreasing violence in Thailand’s Deep South, the place Islamist separatist groups have often violently clashed with Thailand’s military. This violence heightened in 2004 when 7,000 individuals have been killed. General Wanlop stated additional peace talks are hoped to proceed sooner or later..