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Abhisit in favour of government-Pulo talks

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Opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva on Monday encouraged the government to accept the Pattani United Liberation Organisation's proposal for talks on ending southern unrest, but 4th Army commander Udomchai Thammasaroraj said the separatist group really does not have a key role in the far South. 

"If there are to be talks, the government needs to show that it is trustworthy and its agenda must be clearly defined," Mr Abhisit said on Monday.

The Democrat Party leader said the previous government, when he was prime minister, had held talks with members of Pulo, but the situation had not improved.

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