Parliament returns on Thursday, but with just two days left in the session, it is unlikely to accomplish more than a few routine cleanup chores. One would think it best to take care of old business, but word is that a group of Pheu Thai Party MPs have ambitious plans for the last two days.
They hope to push an amnesty bill to the top of the pile for consideration by the Lower House. The move is entirely political, and the MPs should drop the effort as it's a case of wrong bill, wrong time.
According to reports over the Songkran holiday, the group of 42 Pheu Thai MPs claim to have received a signal from a phu yai, or senior party figure. All 42 are staunch members of the red shirts. With eight bills proposing an amnesty before the Lower House, the group's ploy is to push a specific bill to the top of the agenda. The bill was written and sponsored by Worachai Hema. Mr Worachai, from Samut Prakan, is the leader of the 42-member group.