MALAYSIA and Thailand have come a long way in enjoying a good and harmonious relationship, which has spurred economic wellbeing between the two countries, especially for those living along the Malaysian-Thai border.
Issues that may cause conflicts between neighbours can be resolved at the grassroots and regional levels. Both countries have enjoyed tremendous cooperation through bilateral meetings.
It is laudable that Malaysia, as Thailand’s closest neighbour in the south, is facilitating the peace process in southern Thailand.
Sadly, the conflict has claimed 6,000 lives. Malaysia has been arranging meetings between the Thai government and Mara Patani Consultative Council.
However, even with the peace process under way, the killings of innocent lives are ongoing.
SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017