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Amnesty bill scrutiny committee to mull Thaksin's fate

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Chief government whip Amnuay Klangpa on Monday said a panel set up to vet the amnesty bill engineered by Worachai Hema will be responsible for working out how the legislation affects Thaksin Shinawatra. 

Mr Amnuay made the comment after whips agreed not to withdraw the amnesty bill - set to be debated on Wednesday - from parliament's agenda.

The bill spearheaded by the Pheu Thai Party MP for Samut Prakan sparked a rally of the People's Democratic Force to Overthrow Thaksinism (Pefot) on Sunday. The group vowed to block the bill amid suspicions that it could be used to benefit convicted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, while the Democrat Party is to attempt to block the passage of the bill, despite being overwhelmed by a Pheu Thai majority in the House.

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