The Foreign Ministry insists the government's signing in Malaysia of an agreement to open a peace dialogue with separatists will not raise the rebels' status in the eyes of the international community.
A bomb disposal officer inspects a patrol vehicle damaged by a bomb blast yesterday. One military ranger was killed and two others wounded when a bomb believed to have been planted in their vehicle exploded in Yala’s Raman district. MUHAMMAD AYUB PATHAN
Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said the Feb 28 agreement signed by National Security Council secretary-general Paradorn Patanatabut and a representative of the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) rebel group, Hassan Taib, was not a negotiation.
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