Former PMs support reconciliation panel

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Former PMs support reconciliation panel

Chavalit willing to chair forum

Former prime minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh has agreed to join the parliament’ political reconciliation panel. (Bangkok Post file photo)

Three former prime ministers have supported the parliament’s initiative to set up a reconciliation panel in a bid to end the political rift, Parliament President Chuan Leekpai said on Tuesday.

Mr Chuan said he had approached former prime ministers Anand Panyarachun, Chavalit Yongchaiyudh and Abhisit Vejjajiva by phone and they supported the idea.

Gen Chavalit said he had been contacted and had agreed to join the panel and did not dismiss the possibility he could be panel chairman, when asked by reporters.

It was still unclear whether Mr Anand and Mr…

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