Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) liaison office chief Hassan Taib has told the group's rebels to scale down violence to create an atmosphere conducive to peace talks, a security source says.
If the BNR chief can convince young fighters, scenes like these will be scaled back as the government tries to establish a peaceful end to the southern conflict. (Bangkok Post file photo)
"It remains to be seen if there will be less violence. Mr Taib is apparently trying to give assurances that he is really in control," said the source who was in the delegation of the National Security Council (NSC) which signed an agreement with Mr Taib to pave the way for peace talks among insurgent groups on Feb 28 in Kuala Lumpur.
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