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Govt, military must adapt to ensure success of South talks

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After checking old news clippings of mine and listening to security officers on the ground, I've come to believe the government has not been very successful in tackling the separatist movement in the far South. 

It has failed to gain the upper hand while insurgents have made progress in making their agenda recognised nationally and abroad.

The main stumbling block on the government's part is the rigid upholding of "Thai-ness", which prevents them from adopting more pragmatic approaches.

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