Village chiefs back blanket amnesty bill
- Published: 31 Oct 2013 at 16.22
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The Village Chiefs and Kamnans Association of Thailand has thrown its support behind the government's blanket amnesty bill.
Chairman of the organisation Yongyos Kaewkiew announced the association’s stance on the issue in front of the parliament building on Thursday.
The amnesty bill, proposed by Pheu Thai MP for Samut Prakan Worachai Hema, will help minimise political conflict and lead to national reconciliation, allowing the country to move forward, he said.
He argued that the legislation, currently being deliberated in the House of Representatives, would benefit both politicians and members of the general public affected by political unrest in April and May 2010.
Mr Yongyos said village chiefs and kamnans across the country would not take part in the anti-amnesty bill rally organised by the Democrat Party at Samsen railway station, due to start at 6pm today.