100 invited to political reform forum

About 100 people will be invited to participate in the government's "political reform forum" to be held at the Queen Sikirit National Convention Centre on Sunday, Prime Minister's Office secretary Thongthong Chandrangsu said on Friday.

Mr Thongthong, who was assigned by caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to organise the forum, said these people will represent both the public and private sectors - including the seven business organisations, permanent secretaries of all ministries, the mass media, political parties, university rectors, appointed and elected senators, King Prajadhipok's Institute, People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD).

"It is hoped the brainstorming forum will help create a Thailand road map before the New Year, ahead of the Feb 2 election," he said.

The forum will be televised live on Channel 11.

Ms Yingluck announced the political reform forum in a live telecast from Chiang Mai on Thursday.

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Discussion 1 : 13/12/2013 at 02:56 PM
This should be televised on all channels nationwide with a veiwer call in number for comments.
Discussion 2 : 13/12/2013 at 02:40 PM
Yingluck and PTP leadership need to publicly state that they will accept and implement the suggestions of the forum. Otherwise it is all a useless exercise like all the past forums.
Discussion 3 : 13/12/2013 at 02:28 PM
Who decided on the invitations? I doubt it was democratically decided.
Discussion 4 : 13/12/2013 at 12:38 PM
ridiculous cross section of society drafted for this important meet. Thailand isn't a country of rich elites, and getting the true voice of the real hands on workers from key areas is as critical as getting all the hi so's and business elite involved. Such short sightedness will surely just lead to more dissent and unrest down the line. I hope they reconsider
Discussion 5 : 13/12/2013 at 12:35 PM
This is the first tentative step towards a " Government by the People for the People." But what is needed is Sincerity and Goodwill. Also a genuine desire to do good for all the people of Thailand, poor and rich, educated or uneducated.

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