The Foundation for People’s Democratic Reform Committee will not sign a memorandum of understanding on reconciliation as proposed by the government because it does not believe that this will lead to reconciliation, Mr Suthep Thuagsuban, the foundation chairman, said on Tuesday.
For reconciliation to be attained, the former Democrat party secretary-general said the people in the country must have unity first, must respect the law and abide by the law.
He hopes that reconciliation will bring about durable peace and enable the country to move forward.
He voiced his disagreement with any proposal for amnesty for lese majeste offenders and offences regarding corruption and heinous crimes.
Suthep who led mass protests against the government of prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra two years ago said, however, that his foundation supports the government’s long-term national strategies and national reforms which, he noted, are in line with the foundation’s objectives.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)