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Thai FM: 'We have to move forward'

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The recently appointed Thai Foreign Minister, Kasit Piromya has promised a new approach to the conflict in the country's south.

Speaking in an interview with the BBC's Jonathan Head, Mr Kasit said a new civilian body would administer the south of Thailand, where 3,000 people have lost their lives over the past five years in the brutal conflict.

He also promised a fresh start to negotiations with Cambodia over their disputed border.

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