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BRN put to test as fasting month opens

Govt will hold militants to ceasefire pledge

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  • Writer: Patsara Jikkham, Achara Ashayagachat & Waedao Harai
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The government is keeping a close watch on whether the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) separatist group will observe a ceasefire during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which started Wednesday. 

These messages sprayed in Malay on a road in Narathiwat accuse authorities of violent acts. Similar messages were also found on banners hung on trees and electricity poles in the province, and in Pattani and Yala. (Photo by Waedao Harai)

National Security Council (NSC) secretary-general Paradorn Pattanatabut said the government had agreed with armed insurgent groups in the far South on a ceasefire during Ramadan.

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