Bangkok — Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of Thailand on Monday called on all sides to forgive and forget, and have compassion toward one another, reported the Thai media.
With tears in her eyes, she made the comments when members of 24 families whose relatives were killed in the 2010 chaos surrounding the red-shirt protests and military crackdown, met her at Government House.
The group supports the amnesty bill, saying they believe the amnesty would be the best way out so the country could move forward.
“We must lend our hands in helping the country. The first thing that must be done is to forgive one another so that everything could move forward,” she was quoted as saying by media reports.
“If the government does nothing, the country will slip back to the same circle of violence,” she added, referring to the amnesty bill as a major step toward reconciliation.