Thai panel to find facts on "red-shirt" rally starts work from next week

15:12, July 16, 2010      

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The fact-finding committee to investigate violence and deaths during the recent two-month-long protest of the "red shirts" expects to start work from next week, committee chairman Kanit na Nakhon said on Friday.

Speaking following a 2nd informal meeting of the committee, Kanit said he expects his panel will officially start to work from next week after Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva officially approves his committee, the National News Bureau of Thailand reported.

On July 6, the weekly cabinet approved a list of eight members of the fact-finding committee proposed by Kanit.

Kanit explained that his panel will be empowered to require all concerned persons, either from the private or state sector, for questioning.

"The committee is also ready to protect those who provide information to us," the panel chairman said.

When the investigation process completes, the collective information will be used by the committee members to analyze the event, Kanit said.

And, after the committee is officially appointed, the panel's members will go to meet with leaders of five religions for luck, the panel's chairman said.

The fact-finding committee is part of Prime Minister Abhisit's roadmap to national reconciliation.

The death toll from a series of violent clashes between the " red-shirt" protesters and troops during March 12 to May 19 stood at 88 as some 1,885 others were wounded.

Source: Xinhua


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