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Nikom says amnesty bill won't pass

PM leaves legislation fate in senators' hands

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  • Writer: Aekarach Sattaburuth, Pradit Ruangdit & Manop Thip-Osod
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Senate Speaker Nikom Wairatpanich on Tuesday vowed to reject the blanket amnesty bill after the prime minister signalled to the Senate she would be happy for lawmakers to decide its fate. 

Senate Speaker Nikom Wairatpanich is quite confident that the Senate will not pass the bill.

In a bid to defuse growing tensions which have brought thousands out on to the streets in protest, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra called on senators to feel free to use their judgement when deliberating the bill next week.

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