Red Siam disagrees with Thai reconciliation plan

19:27, September 07, 2010      

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Red Siam group, a political faction of the "red-shirts,"denounced the reconciliation plan proposed by the opposition Puea Thai Party and the ruling Democrat Party as only a show for general public, core leader of the group Somyos Plueksakasemsuk said on Tuesday.

Conditions proposed by the Democrats, in response to the unity- creating plan put forward by Puea Thai, were all for their own benefit, Bangkok Post quoted Somyos as saying.

Puea Thai would be silly if it accepts these proposals. Acceptance would also mean that the opposition camp accepts that it was wrong and that the allegations it set fire to the country, he said.

When asked about reconciliation plan, the ex-PM Banhan Silpa- asha, whose administration lasted from July 1995 to November 1996, said the national reconciliation is impossible if each player doesn't compromise.

After the dispersal of chronic protest by the "red-shirts" group, which was backed by Puea Thai Party whose de facto leader is the ousted ex-premier Thaksin, some buildings including bank branches, theaters, Stock Exchange of Thailand and part of Central World shopping complex were set ablaze and the nation has been seriously divided.

The Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva later came up with some projects aimed to achieve national reconciliation, including setting up Reform Committees which call for cooperation from every political and social element.

Quite a delayed response, Puea Thai Party on Thursday issued a statement of five-point reconciliation, calling for all sides to hold talks to explore ways to end political conflict and achieve peaceful reconciliation.

Source: Xinhua


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