KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 (Bernama) -- In yet another drive for regional peace and stability, Malaysia successfully initiated a general consensus treaty that was signed today between the Thai government and the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN), a southern Thailand Muslim insurgency group.
The treaty, which is to pave the way for a dialogue process for peace in the border provinces of southern Thailand, was signed by both parties at the Police Training Centre (Pulapol) in Jalan Semarak, here.
It was Malaysia's second effort in helping to bring about regional stability in Southeast Asia, after having successfully initiated the historic peace agreement for Mindanao in the southern Philippines.
At the signing today, the Thai government was represented by Thailand's National Security Council secretary-general Lt Gen Pharadorn Phatthanatabutr and the rebel side was represented by the chief of the BRN Liaison Office in Malaysia, Hassan Taib.
The signing was witnessed by Malaysia's National Security Council secretary Datuk Mohamed Thajudeen Abdul Wahab.....