BANGKOK, 4 April 2012 – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has explained the situation in the southern border provinces of Thailand to ASEAN leaders, including her Malaysian counterpart who expressed readiness to cooperate with Thailand in tackling the southern conflict.
After the 20th ASEAN Summit concluded in Cambodia today, Prime Minister Yingluck said she had a chance to talk with the Malaysian leader about Thailand’s southern conflict, especially the recent violent incidents in Yala and Songkhla provinces.
The Malaysian PM told Ms. Yingluck he understood the situation and thanked Thailand for taking care of Malaysian people injured or killed in the incidents. He said Malaysia would help inspect people’s migration and their traveling in and out of Malaysia. He added that more talks were needed to find long-term, comprehensive solutions to the southern unrest.
As for ASEAN’s work, PM Yingluck said there was progress, especially in terms of politics as Myanmar’s general election was successfully held. ASEAN agreed that it should officially request the international community to stop sanctioning Myanmar.
(NNT : Narumon Ngamsaithong)