Security sector reform and continuing peace talks are needed if a peaceful and efficient solution to the southern insurgency is to be found, a seminar was told yesterday.
Jiraporn Ngamlertsuporn, a Thailand Research Fund researcher who conducted a study of the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) movement in the far South, said the insurgents' goal of independence for the southernmost provinces has remained unchanged since the group was established 30 years ago.
Ms Jiraporn was speaking at a seminar on "The BRN's Final Goals and Thailand's Peace Process", jointly organised by the Thailand Research Fund and the Thai Journalists Association yesterday. Ms Jiraporn suggested the security sector, including the military, police, and intelligence units, accommodate human rights principles and minimise radicalism.
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