The first ever discussion between the National Security Council (NSC) and the separatist group Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) is set for March 28. The so-called "peace dialogue" has spurred new hopes, but doubts linger about whether it will really ease the southern violence. Areepen Uttarasin, whose Wadah group was recently appointed as advisers to the government on southern affairs, is optimistic about the dialogue. He spoke to Bangkok Post reporter PRADIT RUANGDIT.
Areepen: Malaysia role must be clarified
What is the local reaction following the peace talks agreement signed by NSC secretary-general Lt Gen Paradorn Pattanatabut and BRN representative Hassan Taib?
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