Thai crisis meeting ends without conclusion, more talks Thursday

by Reuters
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 09:17 GMT

BANGKOK, May 21 (Reuters) - A crisis meeting between leaders of rival Thai political groups aimed at resolving long-running conflict ended inconclusively on Wednesday and the army has called for another meeting on Thursday, a participant said.

"The army chief asked us to go back home and think about the things we discussed in order to find a solution for the country," Puchong Nutrawong, secretary-general of the Election Commission, told Reuters, adding that the group would meet again at 2:00 p.m (0700 GMT) on Thursday.

The meeting came a day after army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha declared martial law to try to resolve a decade-long crisis that has raised fears of civil war. (Reporting by Panarat Thepgumpanat; Writing by Amy Sawitta Lefevre; Editing by Robert Birsel)