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Thai senate debates amnesty bill

Thailand 's Senate on November 11 debated a controversial amnesty bill which is believed to pave the way for the return of the country’s ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra.
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Thai PM calls for end to anti-amnesty protests

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on November 7 appealed for an end to street protests against an amnesty bill, warning that the unrest would scare off foreign investors and tourists.
Thai Senate speaker rejects amnesty bill World

Thai Senate speaker rejects amnesty bill

Thailand’s Senate will reject a proposed amnesty law for political offences when it reaches the Upper House next week, the Bangkok Post quoted Senate Speaker Nikom Wairatpanich as saying during a press briefing on November 5.
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Thai opposition urges protests against amnesty bill

Thailand's opposition Democratic Party on October 30 called for a mass protest against a controversial amnesty bill that critics fear will clear the way for the return of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
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Thai demonstrators block area near Government House

Anti-government demonstrators have blocked the roads surrounding the Government House in Thailand’s capital of Bangkok, prompting authorities to deploy two companies of crowd control police to maintain order, according to local media on October 8.
Deputy PM urges transparency in amnesty granting Society

Deputy PM urges transparency in amnesty granting

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has required the Central Amnesty Advisory Council to check and approve the list of amnesty cases in an open, transparent and careful manner in accordance with the law.
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Thailand lifts security act in Bangkok

The Thai authority on August 9 revoked its Internal Security Act (ISA) in three central districts in Bangkok after the parliament completed a controversial amnesty bill on political violence.
NA Vice Chairman busy in Malaysia Politics

NA Vice Chairman busy in Malaysia

National Assembly Vice Chairman Huynh Ngoc Son met with President of the Malaysian House of Senate Abu Zahar Ujang in Kuala Lumpur on July 25 as part of his four-day visit to the country.
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Cambodian opposition leader loses bid to vote

Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC) has announced that it rejected the request of recently-returned leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy to stand as a parliamentary candidate for the country’s 5th National Assembly elections scheduled for July 28.