PT: ‘Bring Thaksin back’ is a key policy

PT: 'Bring Thaksin back' is a key policy - Bangkok Post, July 3, 2010

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PT: “Bring Thaksin back” is a key policy
3/07/2010

Bringing back former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra to Thailand and reinstatement of the 2007 Constitution would be two main key policies for next election campaign of Puea Thai Party, MPs chairman Chalerm Yubamrung said on Saturday.

Mr Chalerm said the opposition camp will also inform voters that it would move ahead with the populist policy initiated by the now defunct Thai Rak Thai Party, such as 30 baht for curing all diseases and village fund.

The veteran politician said his party will also come up with a law to grant amnesty to yellow and red-shirt protesters facing criminal and political charges after the September 19, 2006 military coup.

He was confident that Puea Thai party’s MP candidate, Korkaew Pikulthong, would win the July 25 by election in Bangkok’s constituency 6.

Mr Korkaew, being detained in prison on charge of terrorism, is a co-leader of the pro-Thaksin United front of Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD).

Mr Chalerm also believed that the Bhumjaithai Party, the main coalition partner of the Democrat-led government, would win no more than 18 MP seats in the North and Northeast in the next election.

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