KUALA LUMPUR - Rebels from the restive south said Friday that negotiations to end a bloody insurgency could take years but are the "only way" to ensure peace.
Hassan Taib, left, speaks as Adam Nor, right, from National Revolution Front listens during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on Friday. Both Thailand and rebels from the country's Muslim-majority south agreed on Thursday to scale back violence in the region during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan starting in July. (AFP photo)
More than 5,500 people have died in the near decade-long insurgency in the three Muslim-majority provinces bordering Malaysia.
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