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'Violence-free' 40 days agreed on for far South

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  • Writer: Patsara Jikkham, Ayub Pathan and AFP
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The Thai delegation and the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) separatist movement have agreed on 40 days of peace in the far South, declaring the Ramadan fasting period a "violence-free month". 

Muslim women offer prayers at the Pattani Central Mosque during the month of Ramadan, which began on July 10. (AFP photo)

The designated peace period extends from July 10, the begining of Ramadan in Thailand, until Aug 18, according to Ahmad Zamzamin Hashim, who represented Malaysia, the facilitator of the peace negotiations.

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