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Amnesty bill revision slammed

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The government's amnesty bill took another step forward on Friday with approval by a scrutiny committee dominated by the Pheu Thai and coalition parties. 

All seven sections of the bill, sponsored by Worachai Hema, a Pheu Thai MP for Samut Prakan, were approved by a vote of 18-5.

The revision of Section 3 drew heated criticism from the opposition Democrats and Kaewsun Atibhodi, a member of the defunct Asset Scrutiny Committee.

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