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Thailand PM Prayuth vows reform council to include people from all walks of life

Published on Sep 4, 2014 2:40 PM
 
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha (right) on Thursday set out broad criteria for the selection of a 250-member council to draw up sweeping political reforms and approve a new constitution, saying people from all walks of life would be included. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Thursday set out broad criteria for the selection of a 250-member council to draw up sweeping political reforms and approve a new constitution, saying people from all walks of life would be included.

Prayuth was speaking in Bangkok to mark the beginning of a selection process for the National Reform Council. It will draft political and economic reforms, including reshaping energy policy, education, public health, the media and other matters, he said.

"We want people who can really work and we won't exclude anyone. We want people from all walks of life," Prayuth said, adding that the council would be set up by Oct 2.

"Committees will have to choose people carefully and transparently."

 
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