MILF head threatens Philippines with armed struggle
Disgusted by the ongoing peace talks, the head of the biggest Muslim
terrorist insurgent group in the Philippines threatened today to continue with its armed struggle as they can no longer make the people wait for endless negotiations with the government.
In a statement, Ibrahim Murad, chief of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), said,
"We are negotiating with the Philippine Government not for the interest of our organization but for the entire Bangsamoro people. We cannot hold any longer our people to wait an endless talk with the government.
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"Everything has an ending. The negotiation has been prolonged to 40 years accounting it from 1975 from the Moro National Liberation Front until now but the problem has not been addressed. If political struggle is exhausted, arm struggle may have been the other way."
The rebel leader said they have already made many compromises. He said, "We hope President Aquino shall fulfill his commitment to conclude the peace negotiation in the tenure of his administration as only 3 years more for him to do it."
Chief government negotiator Dean Marvic Leonen also reiterated the need for urgency to sign a peace pact. He said, "Our final agreement should be simple but meaningful and it should be signed within this year so that there is an opportunity to implement and assess and learn some more."
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