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Ramadan row highlights rocky road to peace

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It is no surprise that the seven new demands made earlier this week by Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) representative Ustaz Hassan Taib were met with outright rejection from Thai authorities. 

Mr Hassan made the demands, including the withdrawal of troops, as well as police and border patrol officers, from the three southernmost provinces and five districts in Songkhla in exchange for a curbing of violence during the holy month of Ramadan which is to begin some time next month.

The negotiator also demanded the deal be signed by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and parliament.

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