BANGKOK, 1 November 2013 – Mr. Tharit Pengdit, Director General of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) says although the amnesty bill has passed the third reading in the House, further investigation into political protests in 2010 still needs to be done .
He said the bill is still under legislative procedures, and has yet to be sent to the Senate and a joint sitting of Parliament before it is officially approved and published in the Royal Gazette.
The DSI Director-General reaffirmed he would keep on investigating the case until the bill becomes a legislation. Mr. Tharit continues to say that the DSI had already summoned Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva, former prime minister from the Democrat party and Mr. Suthep Thaugsuban, former deputy prime minister and former head of the Centre for the Resolution of Emergency Situation (CRES) to acknowledge their murder charges brought by prosecutors.
The charge was brought in connection with the Democrat government’s crackdowns on red-shirt protesters in 2010, which caused deaths and injuries of many civilians.