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The draft amnesty bill proposed by Ukrit Mongkolnavin was not tabled for the cabinet to consider at today's meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Pongthep Thepkanchana said on Tuesday. 

Mr Ukrit, chairman of the National Rule of Law Commission, said earlier at a press conference that he had sent a letter to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra asking the cabinet to quickly consider the NRLC's draft amnesty bill,  so that it could be tabled for deliberation by parliament as soon as possible.

The bill seeks would grant amnesty to people involved in political rallies from Sept 19, 2006 to May 10, 2011. It comprises six articles and excludes officials and leaders of political rallies.

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