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Peace talks with gov’t at risk without Malaysia, warns MILF By Mario J. Mallari 08/31/2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Peace talks with gov’t at risk without Malaysia, warns MILF


By Mario J. Mallari
08/31/2010

The secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) yesterday ex-pressed apprehension over the government’s supposed plan to change Ma-laysia as the facilitator of the peace negotiations.

Former MILF nego-tiator and now information committee chief Mohagher Iqbal said the changing of the facilitator could serve as a problem in the planned resumption of the peace talks after the Ramadan.

“If they (government) will not touch the mechanism in place, it could happen (resumption of peace talks after Ramadan) but if they will touch them, example they want to change the facilitator, facilitating country, that could be a problem,” he noted.

President Aquino, in his State of the Nation Address, had expressed his intention to resume the peace negotiations with the MILF after the Holy Month of Ramadan which ends second week of September.
Iqbal stressed that without changing the mechanism in-place, the resumption of the talks would come smoothly.... MORE

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