I have lost count of the number of times ousted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has pleaded for reconciliation. The last one was delivered from Beijing in his phone-in address to his supporters in Thailand on the occasion of his 64th birthday last Friday.
Thaksin urged his Thai compatriots to set aside their mutual mistrust and to face one another for talks to build reconciliation.
"We should talk the way Thais do in the Thai language, talk right down to the core about what problems we want to solve together with the national interest as the basis," he said.
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