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Joint statement of two journalist associations

Although the takeover of state control by the Council for Democratic Reform under Constitutional Monarchy (CDRM) has alleviated Thailand's political crisis to a certain extent, it has now caused new concern about the country's future.

With our Kingdom in need of a new political structure and mechanisms in order to move forward democratically, the Thai Journalists Association and the Broadcast Journalists Association have come up with the following suggestions and demands for the CDRM with an intent of helping getting the nation back to productive, transparent and united political system as soon as possible:

1. The CDRM must honour its pledge and transfer the power back to the people as soon as possible.

2. The interim charter which is being prepared by the CDRM must guarantee civil liberty as much as that provided by the 1997 "People's Constitution".

3. Although the CDRM has taken absolute power in administration of the country, this power must not be exercised unilaterally. Normal administrative procedures and process must be considered and applied as much as possible. Most importantly, the normal judicial process must be utilised regarding issues that involve the justice system.

4. The process of creating Thailand's new Constitution must be totally open to public participation and contribution. The process must give due respect to the will and spirit of the 1997 "People's Constitution."

5. The CDRM must give the interim government which will be formed in the near future a free hand to run the country.

The Thai Journalists Association and the Broadcast Journalists Association sincerely hope the CDRM will consider these suggestions for the sake of the interests of our beloved country.

The Thai Journalists Association

The Broadcast Journalists Association

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