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The time comes to pay for the bill

The government seems to have united the nation, but not in the way they wanted, with a piece of legislation that critics say is all about Thaksin

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  • Newspaper section: Spectrum
  • Writer: Piyaporn Wongruang & Nattaya Chetchotiros
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The amnesty bill has become a festering wound for the government, but the Pheu Thai MP who readied it for parliament doesn't believe it's him or his political overlord who are responsible for the ensuing public outpouring of resentment. 

BLOWING OFF STEAM: A protester blocks his ears from the noise of demonstrators in the Silom area.

Prayuth Siripanich, an MP for Maha Sarakham, insisted on the purity of his intentions while blaming the spreading protests on bias against former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who critics say will be absolved of corruption charges and have seized assets returned if the bill is made law.

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