NSC: Next peace talks slated for early Dec

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BANGKOK, 15 November 2013 The National Security Council reiterated that the government’s fourth round of peace talks with rebel group Barisan Revolusi Nasional will take place at the beginning of December. 

The agency said the talks which have been delayed by the ongoing political strife in Thailand will continue next month with the Pattani United Liberation Organization (PULO) tipped to take part. The NSC insisted that the dialogue will not touch on PULO’s separatist attempts.

In addition to PULO, Barisan Islam Pembebasan Pattani (BIPP) and the Runda Kumpulan Kecil (RKK) are slated to join the next round of peace talks.

During a meeting chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Pracha Promnok, the agency said a five-point policy was handed down to all units involved in the southern solutions. The policy calls for fairness in law enforcement to reduce divisive sentiment in the region and participation of the younger generation in various community development projects.