Sunday, October 3, 2010

A new "peace offensive" from Pheau Thai

Plodprasob Suraswadi, Pheau Thai Party's acting deputy leader, having failed to kick off his previous "reconciliation" campaign, has launched a new "peace offensive" by issuing a five-point "national reconciliation" statement.

There is no new element in the proposal, except that this time he threatens a physical approach. The Pheau Thai deputy leader says he will lead a delegation to meet Premier Abhisit Vejjajiva to discuss his new "peace plan."

It's clear that he hadn't made a prior appointment with the prime minister before he made that public revelation.

PM Abhisit was surprised himself when reporters asked him about Plodprasob's pledge to come and visit him.

"There isn't an appointment yet. But, of course, I am ready to meet and talk if they come. They have their ideas. We will tell them ours," the PM told reporters before he boarded a flight for Brussels today for the ASEM summit.

But isn't he bored with the repeated proposals for peace but none has so far produced any concrete results?

"We have to continue to explore all avenues. We can't afford to be bored," he said.

In fact, talking about reconcilation has become a national pastime. Everybody seems to have pitched in, one way or the other. So, have fun!

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