Senators pursue reconciliation
A group of 20 elected and appointed senators is preparing to propose the establishment of an Upper House committee to help bring about national reconciliation.
- Published: 2/02/2013 at 04:23 PM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
Uthai Thani senator Singchai Thungthong said the proposal would be made to Senate Speaker Nikom Wairatpanich.
Mr Singchai said the panel would be responsible for studying the impact of the political rallies and subsequent violence at the Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok in 2010.
The committee would focus on ways to help people facing criminal charges arising from the 2010 events and being held in prison without bail. However, the effort would not extend to the leaders of the protests, he said.
Mr Singchai said he believed the Senate panel would be another way to provide justice to all sides.
He said the committee would also study draft amnesty bills proposed by various groups. They would include the Nitirat Group of Thammasat University legal scholars; the red-shirt United Front for Democracy against dictatorship; Ukrit Mongkolnavin, the chairman of the Independent National Rule of Law Commission.
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