National unity govt like taking 2 steps back

Democrat Party veteran Bhichai Rattakul has called for a national reconciliation government that would join the military regime with the Democrat, Pheu Thai, and Bhumijaithai parties.

Even though a fresh proposal for a "national reconciliation government" floated by former Democrat Party leader Bhichai Rattakul has been sneered at by many politicians and critics, it remains a distinct possibility.

Mr Bhichai proposed the Democrat, Pheu Thai and Bhumjaithai parties join hands with the military in forming a national government. He suggested Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was in a position to initiate such talks.

However, politicians from the concerned parties have slammed the suggestion as an unwelcome anachronism.

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