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So it is now public and the thai person (delegate) was confirmed in Bangkok Post:

The Thai team who took part in talks with insurgents’ representatives in Indonesia acted in a private capacity without official support from the army or the government, army chief Gen Anupong Paojinda said on Tuesday.

The Thai negotiators at the two-day meeting were led by former Fourth Army commander Kwanchart Klaharn, who was an adviser to former prime minister and defence minister Samak Sundaravej.

They met five representatives from the Pattani Malay Consultative Congress at the Presidential Palace in Bogor, near Jakarta, according to the Indonesian government.

“He [Gen Kwanchart] probably went there personally as a scholar. He is not a representative of the government,” said Gen Anupong, who is scheduled to visit the far South on Wednesday.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry has also insisted the government was not a party to the talks, which were mediated by Indonesia’s Vice President Jusuf Kalla.

People in the far South are not at all hopeful of the outcome, according to Nimu Makaje, former chairman of the Yala Provincial Islamic Committee.

Mr Nimu said it was not clear whether the rebel sympathisers’ group had any real power to deliver changes.

He said people were disappointed earlier this year when former army chief and Ruam Jai Thai Chart Pattana leader Chetta Thanajaro claimed a ceasefire was being reached with the so-called Thailand United Southern Underground, which went on national television to make the announcement in July.

Funny durrr, they never really ask real people. The pro and con of a recognition is clear. When you recognized power of a rep over the rest of the people, you listen to them not the people, who have been ruled both side by fear and state repression.


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