Reconciliation road map to be complete by year end: Thai PM
Bangkok: Urging all Thais to join his reform
efforts, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has said the
national reconciliation road map will be complete by the year
end as a New Year's gift to countrymen.
Everyone was deeply hurt by what has happened in the
country, the casualties and losses, all of which were caused
by the Thai people themselves, the prime minister said in a
nationally televised address.
The premier said Thailand must move forward, but the
future of the country cannot be built upon anger, hatred and
resentment. The government alone cannot reform the country,
but every person must take part.
"It is time now that we will help rebuild our home. I
invite every Thai to start reforming Thailand, with confidence
of all Thais," Vejjajiva said.
The premier however said some sectors have already begun
their work for national reconciliation and reform.
"No matter who you are, where you live, what political
view you have," the prime minister said, "I reaffirm that
today we are ready to let them be a part of this move and I
urge the public to follow the news about how they can get
involved with this historic process."
Vejjajiva said the reconciliation process will solve the
problems and reform structures which may take longer than the
tenure of his government, but he wants to have a clear plan
within this year in order to get the country out of the crisis
and violence and to become a New Year's gift for the Thai