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Senators plan to quiz govt over Thaksin

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Senator Somchai Sawaengkarn plans to use a general debate to grill the government on reports of Thaksin Shinawatra's planned visit to Myanmar and the administration's failure to bring the fugitive ex-premier back to the country. 

The Senate is looking to invoke Section 161 of the constitution, which will allow for a general debate to be held in parliament without requiring a vote.

The Senate has asked the government to schedule a date for the debate, which was originally intended to focus on the controversial rice pledging scheme.

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