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Amnesty does not have to be a dirty word

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  • Writer: Jacob Hogan
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In view of its controversy and divisiveness for Thai society, the amnesty bill has duly fallen by the wayside. 

A protester waves a flag in front of the Democracy Monument with an anti-amnesty bill message on his scarf. POST TODAY

But the idea of having an amnesty as a mechanism to heal rifts and promote long-term reconciliation in Thailand should not be abandoned for good.

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