Thailand’s amnesty bill – Groundhog days – The Economist, November 9, 2013
…The protests are further evidence, if any were needed, of how deeply the question of Mr Thaksin continues to poison the well of Thai politics.
…Ms Yingluck, indeed, has become merely Mr Thaksin’s proxy as he runs the country from Dubai. She has explored every avenue to get her brother back, including royal pardons, constitutional amendments and five other kinds of reconciliation bill. In forcing through this latest measure, the government badly misjudged the public mood and the strength of the forces arrayed against it…
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