New Straits Times - - Opinion -

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

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