More on Thaksin’s Amnesty

Red-shirt: Amnesty for Thaksin ‘righteous’ – Bangkok Post, November 16, 2011
…Shinwatra Habunpad, a co-leader of the United front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), said the Ratchadapisek land purchase case, in which Thaksin was convicted to two years in prison, had not created any damage to the state…

Chalerm: Amnesty decree still secret – Bangkok Post, November 16, 2011
…What is more important is that it is in His Majesty the King’s power to decide whether the amnesty decree should be approved, Mr Chalerm said…

Abhisit: Amnesty decree unacceptable – Bangkok Post, November 16, 2011

Amnesty decree passes cabinet – Yingluck under attack for missing meeting – Bangkok Post, November 16, 2011
The cabinet yesterday endorsed a royal decree to seek amnesty for convicts on His Majesty the King’s birthday next month in a move criticised by the opposition as being designed to benefit former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
Government House sources said the decree was raised as an unscheduled item during the weekly cabinet meeting chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was not present at the meeting and all officials were asked to leave the room when the issue was deliberated, the sources said.
Relevant documents were also removed from Government House’s press release, the sources said…

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