Democrat party suggests 5 changes to spur public confidence in new Government

September 25th, 2008 - 2:28 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

The Democrat party this morning gave suggestions for the new Government to gain public confidence.

Democrat party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva declared the conclusions of his party’s shadow cabinet meeting, which today evaluated Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat’s newly selected Cabinet. Mr. Abhisit stated that the Democrat party views the new Cabinet as a misused oppurtunity as many of it’s ministers are familiar faces of past adminsitrations that will not evoke any confidence from the public. The party has thus suggested that the PM and his Government illustrate a clear stance of change on 5 topics. The first being dealing with natural disasters by organizing at-risk areas. The second suggestion was to remedy the economy by buliding confidence and collaboration with the Bank of Thailand and meeting the fuel problem head on. The third suggestion asked that the government make moves to deal with the Southern Conflict in an open and encompassing manner. The fourth suggestion was for the administration to cease its efforts to amend the constitution while the fifth suggestion asked that the government loosen its grip on the judicial branch and independant agencies including state media. The Democrat party also asked that the administration work in an organized and forward-thinking manner instead of being purely reactionary and reiterated the value of honesty.

Mr. Abhisit also commented on the inclusion of General Chawalit Yongjaiyuth as Deputy Prime Minister overseeing internal security and the southern conflict saying that any work on the issues will require thorough consideration and organized work.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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