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Senate accepts two anti-terrorism bills in first reading

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The Senate on Tuesday passed in the first reading two crucial bills aimed at combating money laundering and terrorism in the expectation Thailand to be removed from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) watch list. 

The Anti-money Laundering Bill and the Bill on the Prevention and Suppression of Financial Support for Terrorism were each passed by a vote of 118-0 with two abstentions.

A committee will be set up in seven days to scrutinise the two bills.

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