Red & yellow politicians 'invited' to discuss junta's reforms

Khaosod English: Politicians from Thailand's two rival political camps have been asked by the military junta to attend a forum on its national reform efforts this Friday. 

Officials say the politicians were invited by the junta’s reform-promoting agency, the Center for Reconciliation and Reform (CRR), which has organized several forums in the past for prominent political leaders, academics, and activists. 

Independently organized forums on politics remain banned by the junta, which seized power in May 2014.

According to officials, the upcoming forum will be held on 19 June at the Army Club in Bangkok. Among those invited are top leaders from the Redshirt movement - which supported the government toppled by the junta - and their rivals, the Yellowshirts, who campaigned against the former government for six months prior to the coup. 

 

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