Malaysia hands three suspected insurgents to Thailand following peace talks

Officials in southern Thailand told reporters that Malaysia had delivered three suspected militants on Wednesday after Thai authorities and insurgent teams finished their negotiations. Reports say it was their first in-person peace discuss in nearly two years.
The uncommon handover marked the first official transfer of convicts linked to the ethnic and non secular separatist insurgency in Thailand’s Deep South area near the Malaysian border in nearly 25 years.
According to the Internal Security Operations Command of Thailand, authorities had taken custody of three suspected insurgents who fled to Malaysia after perpetrating crimes within the Deep South. Reports say they have been caught by Malaysia’s 6th Infantry Division on unlawful routes close to Durian Burung, Kedah State final month.
Authorities stated the three suspects had legal records and identified them as members of Runda Kumpulan Kecil, a fight squad for the Barisan Revolusi Nasional rebel group.
Further investigation has been launched by the police into the insurgents who communicate Malay and have been known to seek refuge over the border for a very long time.
Spoiler happened on the Sadao border crossing in southern Songkhla province, on the Thai-Malaysia border. Both events claimed that the handover had nothing to do with the peace talks.
The president of a civil society group in Southern Thailand, The Patani, stated, “We don’t have any indication if the handover of the three was linked to the peace talks, or that the trio was against the talks.”
According to sources, the final rebels that Malaysia turned over have been three major commanders of the PULO insurgent group in 1997..

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