Thai security chief shoots down ‘Pattani City State’ initiative

BANGKOK, March 13 – A senior Thai government security official today ruled out the possibility of establishing a so-called ‘Pattani City State’ to permanently resolve the long-standing crisis in Thailand’s southern border provinces.

In an abrupt reversal of his statement on Tuesday, National Security Council (NSC) secretary general Paradorn Pattanatabut said the initiative regarding the Pattani City State was merely a prediction of what the leaders of the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) insurgent group may propose to the government during the peace dialogue.

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