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Thaksin calls on Thais to unite

Allies flock to HK to give ex-PM birthday wishes

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Ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Friday called on Thais to reconcile their differences for the sake of the country as he celebrated his 64th birthday in Beijing. 

Hundreds of Thaksin Shinawatra supporters pray for the ousted prime minister on his 64th birthday at Wat Kaew Fah in Bang Kruai district, Nonthaburi on Friday.A big birthday cake, featuring an image of Thaksin,was divided amongthe well-wishers. The event was hosted by Deputy Education Minister Sermsak Pongpanit. TAWATCHAI KEMGUMNERD

His call comes ahead of the new parliamentary session set to begin on Thursday, during which the ruling Pheu Thai Party is expected to press ahead with a controversial amnesty bill on Aug 7.

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