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Risks too high to play games

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Thailand is at a political crossroads. The Yingluck Shinawatra government's easy victory after a two-day censure debate yesterday hammers home its critics' points over the danger of majority rule when good governance is lacking. Yet the political reform proposals from the anti-government movement do not sit well with a democratic system in an open society either. 

On Wednesday night, politician-turned-protest-leader Suthep Thaugsuban finally revealed his movement's reform agenda. It can be summarised as clean elections, corruption-free politics, government accountability, police reform, administrative decentralisation, education reform, transparent bureaucracy, and people-centred development.

Apart from eradication of money politics, there must be all-out efforts to cleanse the system of corruption with an end to the statute of limitations for corruption cases.

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