Yesterday's session of the prime minister's political reform assembly proved thoughtful. Three prominent foreign guests provided opinions about national reconciliation and how the subject applies to Thailand.
There was criticism before the session about inviting prominent non-Thais to address a national forum. But the critics were wrong.
Former British premier Tony Blair, whose focus in recent months has been on the Mideast, stressed the need for democracy _ and the danger of majoritarianism that dismisses minority voices. He also stated the solution to disunity will only come from Thais.
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