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  Emotion over signing peace Violations of the peace deal will be overseen by a team of 150 independent monitors, comprising of 50 foreigners, including military officers from the Philippines and Thailand, 50 government representatives and 50 GAM representatives. Without its weapons, GAM has no ability to bargain and it is extremely dubious about surrendering its guns. The are some important points on this agreement; and there are plenty more like them, but numerous issues not yet finalized make the road ahead look very difficult. They include the highly sensitive issue of how and when both sides will be disarmed.  



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