PM: amnesty bill not to include returning 46 billion baht to Thaksin

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BANGKOK, 23 October 2013 Prime Minister and Defense Miniser Yingluck Shinawatra has reassured that the amnesty bill to be proposed to congress will not include returning 46 billion baht to former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. She has also claimed that she is not required to sign and approve the bill as it is not a financial one. 

Pheu Thai party member and member of the House ad hoc committee Prayuth Siritpanit claimed the bill would benefit the nation and promote peace. The bill, he said, wass not a proposal to test the water for public approval.

He also added that the amendment of section 3 in the bill had been discussed within the Pheu Thai party and with his colleagues in the committee – stating, however, that Prime Minister Yingluck and former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra were not aware of the matter.