IMT pull out due to stalled talks – official

Malaysia’s decision to cease sending a peace monitoring team to Mindanao when the current team’s mandate ends in September, is due to non-progress in peace talks between the Philippines Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said this as quoted by Bernama.com.

He said in order for a resolution of the conflict, both sides must show goodwill. Read full Bernama report here.

The pull is not in  the Malaysian side even if the recent announcement is five months ahead  of their commitment to stay put, in September.

It is sort of a kind of pressure to both parties of the peace process, the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to show progress in the talks.

MindaNews reported about the pull out here and the drag it might cause to the peace process here.

Peace groups in Mindanao are asking the monitors to stay.

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