Twenty-one MPs of the Pheu Thai Party will submit a draft bill to the House speaker for an amnesty for those who took part in political rallies from Sept 19, 2006 to May 10, 2011 regardless of their political colour codes, except protest leaders who made decisions and issued orders for those activities, Samut Prakan MP Vorachai Hema said.
Mr Vorachai announced the move at a press conference on Wednesday. He was accompanied by Pheu Thai list MP Cherdchai Tantisirin and Karom Pornpolklang, a lawyer for the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD).
The 21 MPs were exercising their right to propose the bill under Section 152 of the constitution. It had nothing to do with the Pheu Thai Party or the government, he said.
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