If anything, the forthcoming peace dialogue between the National Security Council (NSC)and Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) has received a cautious welcome from the general public.
As the peace dialogue, scheduled for March 28 in Langawi, draws near, the Yingluck government has to find ways to deal with public anxiety over the issue. It has immediate tasks: it needs to prove the planned dialogue is not a rush for short-term political gains for the ruling Pheu Thai Party; and it owes the public an explanation as to what roads will be taken and what might become the future of the southern tips of Thailand.
It seems that the government is on the right track by starting the talks with one group at a time; in the first instance the BRN.
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