The Truth for Reconciliation Commission of Thailand (TRCT) has proposed repealing the terrorism law to pave the way for reconciliation and peace in the country.
TRCT chairman Kanit na Nakorn has sent the panel's latest report and proposal to the prime minister and the speakers of the Senate and House of Representatives. The TRCT argued that the law, issued during the tenure of Thaksin Shinawatra's government as a decree, was not based on the principles of democracy and law, or the rule of law.
The panel called on the government, Parliament, and the Opposition to ensure that the law is repealed so that justice can be restored and possible violence prevented. It suggested that if necessary, a new law on terrorism could be issued in the future, in a more careful and proper way.