Thaksin to heed verdict on charter change: Pheu Thai MP
Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has urged the ruling party to comply with the outcome of the judicial decision on the charter amendment bill, Pheu Thai MP Griangsak Saysreengam said on Tuesday.
"Thaksin wants Pheu Thai to accept the verdict and believes there will not be any adverse implications," he said upon his return from Dubai.
Griangsak said Thaksin did not worry that the Constitution Court would hand down an unfavourable decision but was concerned about the country's reputation in the international community for failing to uphold the rule of law.
Thaksin appeared confident that the high court was not aiming to topple the government and that the verdict would not yield negative repercussion, he said.
In regard to the reconciliation bill, Thaksin said the legislative debate should not be rushed if parties concerned were not ready for mending fences, he said.
"Thaksin said the purpose of reconciliation is for Thais to love Thais and work together to find a solution," he said.
Thaksin specifically said reconciliation was meant to benefit all Thais and not a single individual like himself, he said.
He also said Thaksin had commended his sister, PM Yingluck, for calmly steering the government's helm amid fiery attacks.