The United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) is ready to sign the government’s proposed Memorandum of Understanding on Reconciliation provided that the content of the document is based on the principles of justice and equality, said UDD chairman Jatuporn Promphan.
He also said that the red-shirt movement has no objection to military personnel joining the reconciliation panel.
I feel that if reconciliation is not restored, the next election will be problematic, said Jatuporn, adding that the issues of amnesty or Royal pardon for certain offenders should be put to rest if most agree that they should not talk about them.
Government spokeman Lt-Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd, meanwhile, maintained that reconciliation issue was not a government’s gamble as portrayed by the media.
The prime minister said that it was not the government’s gamble, but a gamble of every Thai citizen � that they must join hands for a change for the better for the country. They must change the way they think � with creative thinking to move the country forward, not to place the burden on any individuals, said the spokesman.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)