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Thaksin plays game of tactics

ANALYSIS: Worachai bill can still be altered to bring ex-premier home

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  • Writer: Nattaya Chetchotiros & Aekarach Sattaburuth
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Deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra appeared to beat a tactical retreat on Sunday night when he told his red-shirt followers he favours an amnesty bill that excludes not only protest leaders and those responsible for the crackdowns, but also himself. 

The amnesty would otherwise cover everyone involved in past political violence.

Addressing the red shirts' gathering at Ratchaprasong intersection to mark the third anniversary of the May 19 military crackdown on anti-government protesters, Thaksin said he supported the amnesty bill of Pheu Thai MP for Samut Prakan Worachai Hema.

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