The Defence Ministry's public relations unit has admitted that peace talks with the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) separatist group have failed to bear fruit as violence continues to plague the far South.
PR unit chief Surachat Chitchang said yesterday the three rounds of talks held between the National Security Council (NSC) and the BRN since early this year appear to have done little to dampen violence in the region.
He made the comments yesterday as part of an update on the latest state efforts to end the insurgency in the Muslim-dominated provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat. Maj Gen Surachat said several fatal attacks on community leaders and local politicians since early this month proved the talks were failing.
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