Political Reform
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Political Reform

In an update to the post about an amnesty being in the work, The Nation provides an update:

The committee on political reform will soon be formed to take charge of charting political future and resolving issues which led to the political turmoil, a government aide said on Friday.
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Deputy secretary general to the prime minister Panithan Wattanayakorn said the committee will comprise memebers representing various professional groups and having political understanding.
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Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva first floated the idea of forming the committee to tackle the political divide after existing mechanisms seemed to have failed, Panithan said.
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The committee will be tasked to come up with recommendations on how to overcome political woes in order to advance the country forward. It is to review issues deemed as political hurdles, such as litigations involving the People’s Alliance for Democracy and the anti-coup camp.
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It will also examine the contentious question of amnesty for those punished due to their links to the poltical rivalry.
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BP: Various professional groups? Sounds a bit like what New Politics is about. Any representatives from the rural and urban poor, the various trades?