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Ideas needed, not meetings

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The country's two most important politicians sit down today to discuss the country's most important security problem. Yet no one seriously thinks that anything interesting will emerge. 

Today's confab at Government House involved painful and convoluted face-saving just to happen. Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung invited Opposition Leader Abhisit Vejjajiva to a meeting on the problems in the deep South.

Mr Abhisit's spokesman said he could not attend such a meeting. In order to placate him, it was necessary to bring in Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

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