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Thai peace talks to open in two weeks: Malaysia PM

Malaysia's PM Najib Razak with Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in Putrajaya on February 28, 2013
Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak (R) shakes hands with Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (L) during a welcoming ceremony at the prime minister's office in Malaysia's administrative capital Putrajaya on February 28, 2013. Thailand and a re

Thailand and a rebel group will open talks in two weeks' time to try to end a bloody insurgency in the country's Muslim south, Malaysian premier Najib Razak said on Thursday.

Najib made the comment after talks with visiting Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The nine-year revolt by several shadowy groups has claimed more than 5,500 lives.

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