Thai army chief signs intelligence pact with Indonesia

BANGKOK (AP) — An intelligence-sharing agreement signed by the army chiefs of Thailand and Indonesia is unlikely to significantly help Thailand end a separatist insurgency in its deep south, analysts said.  More than 7,000 people have died since the insurgency flared up in 2004. The pact signed in Indonesia’s Aceh province extended a cooperation agreement launched in 2008. Thai army Chief General Apirat Kongsompong said it increases cooperation in tracking fugitives across borders and provides for the exchange of visits and training.  More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin