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Will the govt listen? Not likely

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Three distinguished foreign guests made thoughtful remarks about conflict solving and reconciliation at the international forum held in Bangkok on Monday -- Priscilla Hayner, senior adviser to the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, former British prime minister Tony Blair, and former Finnish president and Nobel Peace prize winner Marti Ahtisaari. 

Mr Blair, for example, said that Thailand’s protracted political conflict must be resolved by Thai people themselves, rather rather than by outsiders. However, he emphasized that reconciliation will come only from a genuine democracy that does not discriminate against the minority and does not promote vested interests.

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