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PM invites academics, businessmen, protesters to join reform forum

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Tuesday invited academics, businessmen and protesters and all walks of life to join a reform forum to bring about political reform.

In her special TV address at 5:02pm, Yingluck said the government was happy that the political situation had eased.

She said all sides should help the country by joining a forum to discuss how to carry out political reform.

Yingluck said she would like December to be the month of happiness for Thais when Thais celebrate His Majesty the King's birthday on December 5. She said she would like Thais to be united during the time of celebration for His Majesty.

The prime minister also called on the media to focus on reports about festive activities and His Majesty's activities as part of the celebration. She said the media should be constructive and avoid presenting news that would fan hatred among the people.

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