For the first time in nearly 10 years - a little over nine years and seven months, but who's counting? - the guns could, repeat "could", fall silent across the deep South in a little more than three weeks.
Muslim women pray as they celebrate the end of Ramadan last August at Krue Se mosque in Pattani. (AP file photo)
The government took the issue of killing, terrorism and bombing directly to the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) and won an agreement for immediate and serious discussions about a partial or even a full ceasefire in the embattled region for the fasting month of Ramadan.
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