New Pheu Thai Party leader and Interior Minister Charupong Ruangsuwan has vowed to press ahead with the controversial reconciliation and charter amendment bills, renewing fears of a new round of political unrest.
In an exclusive interview with the Bangkok Post, he said the government would proceed with amending the charter while at the same time push the so-called national reconciliation bills through a referendum and public forums. The whole process should be completed within this parliamentary session, said Mr Charupong.
Earlier this week, Pheu Thai secretary-general Phumtham Wechayachai said the ruling party's leadership was restructured especially to expand membership, a strategy that will support an attempt to change the charter.
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