Thaksin supports Thailand's reconciliation via Twitter

13:20, September 09, 2010      

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The fugitive ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra posted Twitter messages to support the national reconciliation, his latest Twitter update since his last message on July 26.

He sent the 5-point reconciliation proposal about 16 hours ago, and the message begins with: "(I) condemned instigation of violence and creation of situation for the sake of national peace and security."

He asked every group and political party to stop slandering each other, not to create more conflicts, but think together about the country's future.

In the last point, he said "I would like to help and support real reconciliation. I thank all parties who have responded to reconciliation movement. The most important thing is mercy. Stop saving face and do it sincerely."

During the concert of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), alias "Red-shirts", on Sept. 4, Thaksin phoned in saying he would like to see peaceful nation and reconciliation in the country.

It's widely rumoured that he was dead or seriously ill after he stopped contacting his supporters through Twitter and resigned from the position of economic adviser to Cambodian government last month.

The then Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra had been ousted by bloodless coup in 2006 before seeking to live in exile abroad. He was later convicted by the country's supreme court for massive corruption and sentenced to two-year jail.

Source: Xinhua


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