CHIANG MAI : Government negotiators remain optimistic about the future of peace talks with southern rebels despite the possible change of National Security Council chief.
PICKING UP THE PIECES: Soldiers inspect the wreckage of an armoured pickup truck after it set off a bomb buried in a road in Pattani’s Nong Chik district yesterday morning. The blast killed a major and wounded five other people.
Current NSC secretary-general Lt Gen Paradorn Pattanatabut said he was confident the talks between authorities led by his council and the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) rebel group would continue regardless of who was leading the government delegation.
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