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Assistant Army chief-of-staff appointed director of reconciliation centre

The National Council for Peace and Order on Tuesday appointed Assistant Army Chief-of-Staff Lt Gen Kumpanart Ruddith as the director of the Reconciliation Centre for Reforms, the spokesman of the Internal Security Operations Command said.

Col Banphot Poonpian, the ISOC spokesman, said the centre would comprise a head office committee and four regional committees, which will be formed by the four ISOC regional offices,

The centre would carry out its operations in three stages, the spokesman said.

In the first stage, the centre would invite representatives from all parties to form a working panel, which would then drafting a framework for the four regional panels to implement.

The second stage will be carried out in June and focus on the centre and regional offices gathering information and opinions from people concerned.

The third stage will be carried out in July when the centre and its regional offices will implement the compiled information.

Banphot said the Interior Ministry has also ordered all provincial administrations to set up provincial centres to assist the operations of the Reconciliation Centre for Reforms.

The provincial centres would facilitate all groups to help in the reconciliation efforts, Banphot said.

The operations will be supported by civilian officials, police and military officers and will be also carried out through existing mechanisms, such as the district-level mediation offices and local administrations.


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