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Abhisit yet to accept reform forum invite

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Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva has declined to join the prime minister's political reform forum at this stage, over concerns that planned changes to the constitution seek to suppress government opposition. 

Opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva, right, accompanies Banharn Sila-archa out of a meeting at the Democrat Party head office after talks about the government's plans for political reform. (Photo by Pawat Ladphaisarntaksin)

Banharn Sila-archa, chief advisor to Chartthaipattana Party, spent one hour in talks with Mr Abhisit at the Democrat Party's head office on Monday, in a bid to convince him to join the political reform assembly initiated by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

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