Two years ago: Thaksin amnesty and the beginning of the end of the Yingluck government

Red Shirt Weng: Pheu Thai’s decision to push through the amnesty bill was a mistake – The Nation, October 31, 2014
…Thaksin and Yingluck’s supporters still discount the significance of the controversial bill, saying that Yingluck’s enemies were going to remove her anyway, and that it was just a matter of time before they found an “excuse” to take to the streets and call for a military coup.
At the same time, there are those who believe in a conspiracy story suggesting that Thaksin and Yingluck had been fooled by the so-called “old-elite” clique that allegedly promised to support the bill only to betray them later.
Either way, dozens of what can be deemed as political prisoners are still languishing in prison, while Thaksin and his sister Yingluck still remain forces to be reckoned with and subjects of deep hatred for some…

Revolt after controversial amnesty bill aimed at favouring fugitive ex-premier Thaksin passed by lower House just before dawn – The Nation, October 31, 2014
…The night of October 31 last year saw Thailand’s most effective “whistle blowers” unfurl their banner of revolt after a controversial amnesty bill aimed at favouring fugitive ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra was passed by the lower House just before dawn…

More:
Two years ago: Battle lines drawn over Thaksin amnesty
Two years ago: Yingluck coalition says that no provision in the amnesty bill will benefit Thaksin
Two years ago: Battle lines drawn: Pheu Thai Party formally rejects Constitution Court authority
Two years ago: Thaksin’s Amnesty in the Wall Street Journal
Three years ago: Yingluck Backs Party Efforts That May Absolve Thaksin
Three years ago: Amnesty for Thaksin Crumbles After Protesters Surround Parliament
Three years ago: Thai Democracy Tested as Judges Battle Thaksin
Three years ago: The problem of Thaksin’s return may finally be resolved

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