More violence could be waged after the first round of peace talks on the deep South as some stakeholders try to boost their bargaining power, a security academic says.
Panitan Wattanayagorn, Chulalongkorn University associate professor of political science, said yesterday the situation in the deep South following the first round of talks this week is likely to be more volatile and complex. Thailand would be stepping onto a stage which it is new to, while its negotiating counterpart has long-established links with other countries, Mr Panitan said.
The government will meet rebel group Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) for talks in Malaysia on Thursday following their historic agreement last month to start the peace dialogue process for the troubled deep South.
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