In his first talk on Thai media airwaves, Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) negotiator Hassan Taib committed to the success of the peace dialogue process, but conceded there are other groups on both the Malay and Thai sides who do not want this to happen.
He made his comments in a 38-minute talk in Bahasia Malaysia with the New Aspiration Party's former Narathiwat candidate A-Sae Tohramae. It was aired on Tuesday night in Thailand's southern border provinces, broadcast by Pattani-based radio station Media Selatan.
The interview was followed by an 18-minute talk with Lt Gen Paradorn Pattanatabut, secretary general of the National Security Council (NSC).
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