Pheu Thai push for amnesty bill vote
- Published: 29 Oct 2013 at 18.10
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The ruling Pheu Thai Party on Tuesday passed a resolution that all its MPs should vote in favour of the amnesty bill proposed by Samut Prakan MP Worachai Hema, party secretary-general Phumtham Vechayachai announced.
Under the resolution, all party MPs are required to attend the House meeting to deliberate the bill in its second and third readings.
MPs from Pheu Thai and other parties in the government coalition are required to vote for the bill as amended by the majority of the House scrutiny committee.
Mr Phumtham said party MPs should talk to red-shirts and others opposing the bill to help them understand that the legislation is intended to bring the country out of conflict.
Amnuay Khlangpha, the government's chief whip, said the House meeting to deliberate the amnesty bill in its second reading will be held from Oct 31 until Nov 1 between 10am and 10pm. The House will vote on the bill in its third reading on Nov 2.