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Baht falls on amnesty bill concerns

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The baht, government bonds and stocks dropped this week over concerns that plans to push forward an amnesty bill for those accused of crimes during the 2010 crackdown on political protesters will trigger renewed tensions. 

The benchmark SET Index of shares fell by the most in six weeks Thursday and slumped 1.8% from July 19 after confirmation that an amnesty bill will be tabled for consideration by parliament in August.

The Pheu Thai Party agreed on Wednesday that the first amnesty bill to be debated by the House when it resumes would be the draft legislation presented by Pheu Thai MP for Samut Prakan Worachai Hema.

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