NSC Secretary-General: "BRN talks yield satisfactory outcome"

KUALA LUMPUR, 29 March 2013 (NNT) – The National Security Council has claimed Thailand’s peace talk with the Muslim militant group in Malaysia has been satisfactory and reflected both sides’ genuine determination to jointly solve the problems.

NSC Secretary-General Paradorn Pattanatabut told reporters after his meeting with representatives from the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) separatist group in Kuala Lumpur that the Thursday discussion focused on the proposed lowering of violence and promotion of justice in Thailand’s southern border region.

Mr. Paradorn said the BRN group’s proposals will be brought back to Thailand for further discussion with related state agencies while the Muslim separatist group also agreed to look into the Thai government’s propositions.

He stated that the outcomes of each side’s follow-up deliberation will be brought back to the talk table on April 29.

The NSC chief said both sides also clearly expressed the intention to put Deep South violence to an end while revealing that the peace talks had seen honesty from both the NSC and the BRN, which reflected the sincerity in an attempt to bring peace back to the region.

Mr. Paradorn went on to assure the public that the Thai government’s solution to years of insurgent violence has been on the right and peaceful path that entails more talks and no fighting.

He said the Malaysia peace talk results will be officially reported to the Prime Minister on Friday.