To absolve, or not to absolve?


BANGKOK, 7 November 2013 President of the Senate, Nikom Wairatpanij has reaffirmed that the amnesty bill is still set to enter the Senate on November 11 for approval, whereas Democrat Party member Taworn Senniam accused the Pheu Thai Party of stalling for more time. 

Nikom Wairatpanij, president of the Senate, affirmed that the amnesty bill will still enter the Senate for consideration on November 11. If the bill failed to pass the Senate’s vote, it would be sent back to the House of Representatives for another 180 days after which the House could pick it for reconsideration, stated Mr. Nikom.

Democrat Party member, Mr. Taworn Senniam, however, insisted that the Pheu Thai Party is still adamant on aiding former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Moreover, in regard to the amnesty bill proposed by Mr. Worachai Hema, there has been no clear statement on what would happen after the 180-day period of its reconsideration. The Pheu Thai party, he claimed, might only be stalling.