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Postbag: Stand down, but be alert

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Re: ''Business groups stand down after Yingluck issues pledge,'' (Business, Nov 11). 

I back the Anti-Corruption Organisation of Thailand and Federation of Thai Capital Market Organisations which have ended their involvement in the protest movements now that the government has apparently agreed to kill the expanded amnesty bill _ although I'm sure they'll be wary that Thaksin Shinawatra will try to revive the concept at the first opportunity.

Standing down from the protests now has many benefits for democracy, and no costs: (a) It will give everybody time to cool down, so light, not heat, can be shed on the issues. The cooling-off period will also allow the public to separate the bill from the Preah Vihear case.

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