Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha reiterate on Wednesday that amnesty would not be included in the ongoing talks on reconciliation between political parties and groupings on one side and the government’s reconciliation committee on the other side.
He noted that amnesty is one of the causes of political conflict and, therefore, the issue will not be discussed.
The prime minister admitted that he didn’t know what to do if some political parties or politicians insisted on the inclusion of amnesty in the reconciliation talks.
However, he said that he had patience and was determined to bring about national reconciliation and reforms for the country.
He asked politicians and parties not to be suspicious with the reconciliation committee, noting that, in the end, it would still be the government which would make the final decision on reconciliation and reforms blueprint.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)