Thai Amnesty Push Risks Protests as Stocks Slide – Bloomberg, August 3, 2013
…Yingluck’s coalition plans to release a statement saying that no provision in the amnesty bill will benefit Thaksin, Noppadon Pattama, his spokesman, said by phone yesterday. He said he was unsure if the law covered those facing charges known as lese-majeste, which mandates jail sentences as long as 15 years for defaming, insulting or threatening the king, queen, heir apparent or regent.
The government is aiming to prevent any violence that could be used as a pretext for a military coup, Noppadon said, adding that Yingluck’s administration has a good working relationship with senior generals…
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