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No peace, no talk, Prawit tells southern insurgents

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Thai Muslim villagers in Southern Thailand

Thai Muslim villagers take part in a protest organised to condemn a car bomb attack by suspected Muslim separatists a day before, in the Yi-ngo distrist of Thailand's restive southern province of Narathiwat on June 8, 2009. An insurgency in the southern provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat erupted in January 2004, and since then more than 3,700 people have been killed and thousands more wounded. AFP PHOTO/MADAREE TOHLALA (Photo credit should read MADAREE TOHLALA/AFP/Getty Images)

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan angrily vowed not to hold more talks with Muslim insurgents unless there was peace in the southern border provinces.

“It has to be peaceful first and then we can discuss,” Prawit told reporters.

Full story: The Nation

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