The Bangkok Post reports that red shirt leaders have agreed with the Yingluck Shinawatra government should go to the back burner.
As PPT has stated several times, these are bad bills and don’t deserve to go ahead. However, the reason for pulling them – avoiding political conflict – is wrong-headed. Be that as it may, we are pleased that they are to be trashed.
We agree with the red shirt supporter quoted in the report: “We don’t want to reconcile with the Democrat Party that killed more than 90 red shirt supporters during the May 2010 rally…. What we want is to bring the Democrats to justice”.
In fact, what is far more significant than reconciliation that white washes is getting changes made to the military junta’s 2007 constitution. The test of the Yingluck government and associated red shirt leaders is how they deal with this issue and the threat from the Constitutional Court.
Update: A reader points out that we missed another story at the Bangkok Post where red shirt leaders point to the importance of the Constitutional Court’s verdict on constitutional amendment. PPT thinks that the court has made it clear that its verdict will be negative for the government.