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Why Parliament was dissolved

Re: "Government thanks Ban; Abhisit sends letter to UN", Politics, January 13.

Finally we get Pheu Thai's official version of why Yingluck dissolved Parliament. Caretaker Interior Minister Charupong said she "decided to dissolve the House on December 9 following anti-government protests to prevent clashes so that the country could move on".

Either Yingluck and Pheu Thai don't understand that they violated the Constitution and the laws and rules of a democracy, or they understand but won't admit it and are ignoring the laws, the courts and other state entities who have a say in ongoing conflicts.

There are many out there - newspaper commentators, experts of all kinds - who want calm but whose only response is to appeal for everyone to stick to the law. Then you have others like the "Two Yeses and Two No's" group, who have faith in the government's intention to reform. But how far will appeals and faith get us now that we know why Yingluck and Pheu Thai dissolved the House? Where are the signs that Pheu Thai has any honest intention of reform leading to a better Thailand for all?

A Johnsen

Chon Buri


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