Thai Government Signals Modest Progress with Malay Muslim Rebels
Restive south resists easy solutions in ethnic conflict
By Jason Johnson
The Thai government has signaled a marginally more progressive stance on dialogue to handle ethnic conflict and violence in the country’s predominantly Malay Muslim southern region.
A Thai dialogue team led by General Wanlop Rugsanaoh met formally with Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) rebel representatives in Kuala Lumper on January 20 in …