Army Region 4 chief of staff Major General Charin Amornkaewsaid that even if reports of his sacking were true, they would bear no impact on the ongoing round of peace talks.
Hassan Taib represents one of the several factions of Pattani United Liberation Organization. He has been involved in previous attempts at peace talks during the administrations of Thaksin Shinawatra and the current Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Maj Gen Charin also expressed concerns over the unceasing attacks in the South and vowed to tighten security towards the end of Ramadan. The National Security Council chief last week urged the BRN to clarify why insurgent attacks had continued in the Deep South despite a one-month truce agreement during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.