“Gruesome killings” perpetrated by Thaksin govt means he is a stumbling block to southern peace

Politics obstructing peace – The Star, April 7, 2013
…Then, in the midst of preparatory bilateral meetings, without being asked, the Thai side let it be known that it “would not rule out” a role for Thaksin Shinawatra, Yingluck’s brother and deposed former prime minister.
Either Yingluck’s government had decided to appoint Thaksin as its representative, or he had volunteered for the role. Experience suggests the latter, plus the whole initiative having secretly originated with him.
That just about sums up the meagre prospects of any real peace…

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