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'Big Brother' plays high odds in bill gambit

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In a recent interview with Post Today newspaper, former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra said that as a businessman, he understands give-and-take as part and parcel of negotiations. 

When pushed into a battle, however, the former police officer said he was like a car that is equipped with no reverse gear. "I don't know defeat. As long as I am not dead yet, the game is not over," Thaksin said.

The interview took place in Singapore late last month. It was as close to a confirmation as could be that "Big Brother" is sending his vehicle, the Pheu Thai Party with its majority vote in parliament, into full-throttle forward drive with the amnesty bill on board.

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