A year has passed since the April-May violence that left 92 people dead, while the much-yearned-for general election is expected to take place in a few months.
Participants at the Bangkok Post forum are from left to right: Kessarin Tieawsakul (National Human Rights Commission), Kwanravee Wangudom and Kritaya Archavanitkul (People’s Information Center on the April-May Crackdown), Kanit Na Nakhon (Truth for Reconciliation Commission of Thailand chair), Pichai Paesatittaworn (a witness to the death of Terdsak Fungklinchan), Suwimol and Banjerd Fungklinchan (Terdsak’s parents) and Khattiyaa Sawatdiphol (daughter of Maj Gen Khattiya ‘‘Seh Daeng’’ Sawatdiphol, who was assassinated prior to the May crackdown). KOSOL NAKACHOL
Yet social wounds in this highly polarised society are unlikely to heal as long as the truth has not yet been told about that black period of Thailand's history - especially to those who lost their loved ones.
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