Philippine rebels to the peace process forward

Upcoming talks are expected in June.

The largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines urged that Government speed up peace talks Wednesday, but remained vague about its plans to handle a renegade Commander, threatens the process to fail.

The negotiations to seek a decades-long armed struggle of the 11,000 strong Moro Islamic Liberation Front for Muslim autonomy in the southern Philippines, home to the minority Muslims in the mostly Roman Catholic country to stop.

Rebel chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal in a speech before the last round which start two-day talks of Malaysia mediated noted that since 1997, in which he called negotiations "to long a process."

Iqbal urged the Philippine Government, submit a proposal for a comprehensive agreement if both sides of their next meeting in Kuala Lumpur. Upcoming talks are expected in June.

Iqbal added that the rebels were working to solve problems with Ameril Umbra Kato, a hard-line commander who opposed to the talks, because he says that they have shown no major results for years. Kato formed his own group of a few hundred followers but has indicated that he is still among the Moro group.

The leader of the "efforts to detect exercised his error," Iqbal said. "But more efforts are still going to, and we are not giving up." The Kato problem is the MILF internal. "Let this problem for us."

Government negotiators Marvic Leonen expressed concern whether a peace agreement can be implemented, if it "unaddressed factions." He added that patience for consultations on complex issues was needed.

The peace process in 2008 as a provisional accord extending an existing autonomous Muslim region apart was advised in the ground to a halt and Court was explained later by the Supreme unconstitutional. The Government has Kato and rebel fighters of killing dozens of civilians when it rages to protest the failure of the talks by Christian communities, accused.

Despite the violence said Iqbal in September last year, that his group status of any State not more independent from the Philippines but was similar.

The United States, the hundreds of troops training Filipino soldiers who sanctuary for al-Qaeda linked militant supported the peace process with the aim of the denial.

Also the brutal Abu Sayyaf group, containing network Jemaah Islamiyah Muslim rebels notorious for kidnappings and beheadings, and Indonesian fighters in connection with the regional terrorist.

This week the talks meet Malaysian mediators resolved a dispute over. Othman Abdul Razak, an official of Malaysian Prime Minister's Office, which for almost nine years, was mediated by the Philippine Government, that it is biased in favour of the rebels.

Tengku from Ghafar Tengku Mohamed, a Malaysian ex-diplomat who once served in Manila, replacing Othman.


Philippine rebels to the peace process forward