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Pongthep: 69 invited to reform forum

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Sixty-nine prominent figures have been invited to join a political reform forum initiated by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, at least 40 of whom are expected to attend the first meeting scheduled for Sunday, Aug 25. 

The figures include representatives from the legislative and judicial branches of the state, opposition parties and the private and public sectors, as well as academics and members of the media, Deputy Prime Minister Pongthep Thepkanchana said on Tuesday.

Mr Pongthep said the Aug 25 meeting will be held at the Santi Maitree building of the Government House and chaired by the prime minister. The event will not be televised live.

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