The time is not yet right for amnesty and reconciliation bills to be moved up for deliberation in the House of Representatives because doing so could lead to an escalation of the conflict in society, National Security Council secretary-general Paradorn Pattanathabutr said on Tuesday.
Lt-Gen Paradorn said he personally believed that people still held differing views on amnesty and reconciliation. Therefore, so those planning to push related bills for House deliberation should wait until the time is right.
Moreover, the degree of conflict could escalate in the month of April when the International Court of Justice is scheduled to hear oral statements from Thailand and Cambodia on their territorial dispute over Preah Vihear temple, he said.
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