Why should Thaksin Shinawatra make the sacrifice? It is because the amnesty that would whitewash his corruption convictions could very well lead to social upheaval. It could possibly lead to chaos and bloodshed. This is a road Thailand can ill afford to go down.
The Senate is expected to reject the blanket amnesty bill, but that could simply delay the process. The parliament may still at a later date pass the bill into law. Or, the Pheu Thai government may back down and shelve the bill.
Regardless of what happens to the current blanket amnesty bill, Thaksin needs to make the decision - to take himself out of the amnesty question for good. This means, suffer the corruption convictions stigma and stay out of Thailand for good.
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