According to the National Security Commission advisor, Charoon Ampha, the next round of talks with the BRN has been postponed indefinitely until the BRN explains to Thailand why the Ramadan truce was violated and violence has increased in the southern border provinces.

The NSC advisor said the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) was asked by Thailand to find the causes behind the ongoing attacks in Thailand’s southern border provinces before the next round of talks was to begin. He added that the NSC had also asked the BRN to reveal the identities of the insurgent groups that claimed they were opposed to the peace process and continued to use violence to show their protest against the peace talks.

Col Charoon said the upcoming Tak Bai anniversary would determine if the BRN group had real control of their fellow militants. After the Tak Bai anniversary it might be possible to determine when the next round of talks should be held.

A 15-member Thai security delegation has held three rounds of peace talks with 15 BRN representatives, with Malaysia acting as the dialogue facilitator, in the capital of Kuala Lumpur.

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