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Self-rule risks bedevilling talks with BRN

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Call it monumental, historic or a big leap. The peace talks deal with the BRN has set many pulses racing about the prospect of our brothers and sisters in the far South living peacefully with everyone else. 

Hope drives us from within. So, when news broke that a consensus has been built around the talks agreement in Kuala Lumpur, many of us assumed it might be the first step toward a ceasefire leading to permanent stability in the peace-starved region.

The talks deal we have entered into with rebel group Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) is the biggest step we have taken toward peace to date with a group we believe could help douse the inferno of violence that has consumed us economically, politically and in terms of human lives.

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