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Political leaders urge peace

Songkran respite 'likely to be shortlived'

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Key political figures yesterday sent their best wishes to the public to mark the traditional Thai new year while pleading for peace and unity ahead of a feared surge in political tension after the Songkran break. 

In a message to mark the water festival, Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said he wished all sides of the political conflict would try to understand each other and resolve the gridlock together.

He argued that it would be in the best interest of the country if a functioning political system were restored after Songkran.

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