Thai reconciliation process has been stalled by street protest from the yellow-shirt People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) that began a new round street protests on Wednesday to stop Pheu Thai MPs’ attempts to force an amnesty bill through the parliament for those convicted by an investigative procedure established by the military installed government after the coup on Sept 19, 2006. Once again the yellow shirt once again supported by the Democrats are acting like street tugs impeding the parliamentary debates and the reconciliation process prompting once again rumors of a coup.
Will there be a second Shinawatra government toppled by a coup?
Only the future can tell us but if Thai are not able to settle their “differences” as soon as possible the country will not be able to reap the benefits of Asean’s attractiveness in the eyes of investors.
Of course, none of the reconciliation bills that have been submitted to the parliaments are perfect but this is because there is not a perfect way to deal with the mess created by the Coup and its aftermath.
Thailand has suffered enough since the coup and it would be time for all parties concerned to become reasonable. One might always dream
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Originally posted 2012-06-01 20:04:07.