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TOKYO : The government's negotiations with the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) are a good start, but more action is needed to bring peace to the far South, Malaysia's former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad says. 

The separatists in the far South do not fall into a single group and they would not recognise the negotiations undertaken by other groups such as the BRN, he said, on the sidelines of the "Future of Asia" summit in Japan.

Mr Mahathir is considered Malaysia's most senior statesman.

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