The chances of a peaceful, quiet Ramadan seem to be getting weaker every day, instead of stronger. Last Thursday in Kuala Lumpur, the government and the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) peace talks delegates were upbeat about a month-long ceasefire during the Muslim fasting month.
Since then, the simplicity of a 30-day halt to attacks has been demoted to a goal, which can be achieved only through some complex plan.
In Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, BRN delegation chief Hassan Taib said he would submit "terms and conditions" for a ceasefire around June 25. He needs 10 days to write his demands.
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