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Kwanchai urges 'slow' amnesty

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Red-shirt core member Kwanchai Praipana Wednesday called on members of a red shirt-affiliated group to remain calm after they pressured the government to consider an amnesty for political offenders, warning such move could undermine voters’ support for Pheu Thai governor candidate Pongsapat Pongcharoen. 

The Udon Thani-based red-shirt leader was speaking after the “January 29 for the Release of Political Prisoners'' group, led by Chulalongkorn University lecturer Suda Rankupan, gathered at the Royal Plaza on Tuesday to urge the government to consider an amnesty proposal by the Nitirat group.

“Our Bangkok governor candidate (Pol Gen Pongsapat) is doing well so far. Coming out like this may unnecessarily frustrate undecided, neutral voters in the capital,” Mr Kwanchai said.

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