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Muslim leader backs peace drive

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CHIANG MAI : The country's top Muslim spiritual leader has voiced support for ongoing peace talks between the National Security Council (NSC) and the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN), stressing the need for a solution to the southern unrest. 

Chularatchamontri Aziz Phitakkumpon also said meeting the BRN's demand to have the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and other Asean countries witness the talks would legitimise the peace process.

Mr Aziz called on all sides to ensure the holy month of Ramadan is violence-free. The government and the BRN made an informal agreement during the third round of talks on June 13 to reduce violence during Ramadan, starting on July 9 or 10.

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