Reform forum urges dialogue, participation from all sectors

national June 11, 2014 00:00

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A Reform Network asked on Wednesday the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) that it should not become involved in a conflict but should convince all concerned parties to negotiate in order to win support from the public.

The network host a meeting which was attended by more than 70 professional and civil organizations.

Former foreign minister Surakiart Sathirathai said at the forum that the nation were long-standing, all conflicting parties should be allowed to take part in a national reconciliation process with no parties left out.

Speaking at the same forum, PM's advisor Kittipong Kittayarak proposed forgiveness in some areas, saying there had not been a friendly atmosphere for conflicting parties to talk to one another.

There would be punishment for unforgivable issues, but in the meantime the NCPO must not become another conflicting party. Kittipong encouraged the NCPO to focus on working out solutions.

Wiboon Sanguanpong, permanent secretary for interior, said the Ministry of Interior would explain the intentions of the NCPO chief to local people and gather public opinion to facilitate the subsequent formulation of national reconciliation initiatives. 

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