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Rule Of Law Must Be Respected In Thailand: Thai Researcher

Thursday, May 20, 2010

TOKYO (Nikkei)--There is a lack of willingness to adhere to the rule of law, Chalongphob Sussangkarn, distinguished fellow of Thailand Development Research Institute, said Thursday in Tokyo, referring to the political turmoil in his country.

At a panel discussion of the 16th International Conference on the Future of Asia, Chalongphob said that no matter what one's political stance, one must respect the rule of law. He insisted that working toward a society in which the law is adhered to is important for Thailand's continuous economic growth.

He added that politicians should not abuse their authority and should respect election results regardless of their political stance.

Chalongphob said public order must be maintained under the rule of law and a stable business environment can be created in such a situation. He expressed concern about the political turmoil's potential negative impact on business activity in his country.

Titles of speakers, names of companies, etc., were correct as of the time when the forum was held.