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Amnesty bill to top House agenda

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The House of Representatives on Thursday evening voted 283-56 to move a political amnesty bill to the top of the agenda for consideration when the next parliamentary session begins on August 1. 

The bill was previously slotted in as the second-last item on parliament's agenda and awaits its first reading vote.The Pheu Thai Party submitted the proposal today during a joint sitting of the House and Senate. The change in the agenda was proposed by Pheu Thai Party MP for Samut Prakan Worachai Hema.The House vote came after two hours of heated debate by government and opposition MPs.Somkid Chaukong, a Pheu Thai MP for Ubon Ratchathani, denied allegations by the Democrats that the bill was in favour of those in the government camp, saying it would benefit political offenders of all colour-coded groups charged...

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