BANGKOK, Oct 21 : A council selected by Thailand's ruling junta started work on Tuesday on reforms to close the nation's festering political divide, a task critics dismiss as aimed at diluting the influence of billionaire ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, who led a military coup in May, has said sweeping change to rid the kingdom of corruption is necessary before new elections can take place.
"We have to... target reforms that will reduce
gaps in politics and society for the people," newly appointed National Reform Council (NRC) president Thienchay Kiranandana told the chamber. ?AFP