Thaksin Shinawatra has asked Thais to forgive and forget starting from Songkran Day.
The fugitive former prime minister, who is spending the holiday in Hong Kong, made the plea in a speech that was broadcast on the satellite station Channel 4 for the People.
"What grieves me is the loss of our good old culture. Thais used to be generous and caring. What happened has destroyed that spirit," Thaksin said.
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