- Posted August 23, 2013 by
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Malaysia commends Thailand in Deep South peace process
Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin praised Yingluck Shinawatra's Government policy to peace dialogues with Barisan Revolusi Negara (BRN).
Muhyiddin is on an official visit to Thailand to strengthen bilateral ties.
“Our stand on the issue is clear. The southern Thai unrest has a direct impact on Malaysia as well as the South East Asia region."
“As such we hope that BRN will be more appreciative towards the Thai government’s peace gesture and hopefully, the issue will be resolved soon,” he said during a Press conference after his meeting with the Thai Prime Minister and Defense Minister.
The Deputy Prime Minister also said that relations between the two countries were good, with the King of Malaysia Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah making an official visit to the kingdom soon while Prime Minister Najib Razak would be visiting southern Thailand.
More than 5,000 people have been killed in Thailand's Muslim-dominated southernmost provinces since a Pattani insurgency erupted in 2004 and worsened after the army coup of 2006.