Survey shows people lack understanding in reconciliation bill

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BANGKOK, 2 June 2012  – A survey of public opinions regarding the reconciliation bill found that the majority of respondents did not understand the content of the bill. The respondents were also uncertain whether the bill would be of any benefit to any individual. 

One of the surveyed people who is a security guard for Srivara Housing Village in the Ramkhamhaeng area, Mr. Sa-ard Boonmalert, stated that he could not yet decide if he agreed with the bill or not. His personal opinion was that it would be difficult for reconciliation to take place amidst the present conflicts.

According to Mr. Sa-ard, the difficulties in fostering reconciliation stem from the great number of people and political parties involved in the issue.

The security guard added that the society would see reconciliation only when people abandon their bias and enter into peaceful negotiations.