The holy month of Ramadan is due to end today. So is the Malaysia-brokered ceasefire between the government and the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) separatist group.
The Ramadan ceasefire has been anything but successful. The initial optimism that greeted the ceasefire agreement was quickly replaced with pessimism when violence resumed only a few days after the agreement came into effect.
Most of the ceasefire violations have allegedly been perpetrated by the extremists opposed to the peace process.
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