Amnesty bill would pardon law-breakers: Thai deputy PM

18:47, September 15, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

The proposed amnesty law by a coalition party would only undermine the rule of law, Deputy Prime Minister for security affairs Suthep Thaugsuban said on Wednesday.

Suthep, also ruling Democrat Party's Secretary-General said that the amnesty idea proposed by Bhumjaithai powerbroker Newin Chidchob would only undermine the rule of law.

However, the amnesty issue would not destabilize the coalition government and it would not bring about conflict between the Democrat and Bhumjaithai as people can have different views, the Bangkok Post online quoted the deputy premier as saying.

The amnesty bill proposed by the coalition Bhumjaithai Party last August would cover innocent protesters both from the "red shirt" movement and the "yellow-shirt" movement, but core leaders and those who incited violence are not on the list, Supachai Jaisamut, Bhumjaithai Party Spokesman told a TPBS program late Tuesday night.

The Bhumjaithai will consult with other coalition parties before submitting the proposed bill at a parliament meeting on Thursday, Supachai said.

On Wednesday, Bhumjaithai deputy leader Boonjong Wongtrairat said the party may gather signatures of voters to support the bill.

The Democrat Party and other coalition partners should review their stand if some 100,000 voters support the amnesty bill, the deputy leader said.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:李牧(实习))

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2011 shows a cargo ship in danger on the sea near Zhuhai City, south China's Guangdong Province. Cargo ship Fangzhou 6 of Qingzhou of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region lost control after water stormed into its cabin due to Typhoon Nesat on the sea near Zhuhai Thursday, leaving 12 crew members in danger. Rescuers rushed to the ship and saved them by using a helicopter. (Xinhua)
  • Actress Gong Li poses for L'Officiel Magazine. (Xinhua Photo)
  • Demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street campaign hold placards as they march in the financial district of New York September 29, 2011. After hundreds of protesters were denied access to some areas outside the New York Stock Exchange on September 17, demonstrators set up a rag-tag camp three blocks away. Zuccotti Park is a campground festooned with placards and anti-Wall Street slogans. The group is adding complaints of excessive police force against protesters and police treatment of ethnic minorities and Muslims to its grievances list, which includes bank bailouts, foreclosures and high unemployment. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
  • The romantic myth of the Aegean 
The Aegean Sea is between the Greece Peninsula and Asia Minor Peninsula, dotted with many beautiful scenery islands, like a paradise on earth.  The ancient city of Troy in the east coast of Aegean, Turkey, and Mycenaean sites in the west bank of Greece, which have been archaeological discoveries, now are the must visit places in journey of the Aegean Sea. Above, these desolate dilapidated stone, the sunny blue sky and white clouds and vessels roaming at sea, arriving and departing travellers, add more romantic to the sea and the islands.
  • Chinese Permanent Representative to the United Nations Li Baodong (R) welcomes UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York, the United States. Sept. 29, 2011. The Chinese permanent delegation to the UN held a reception on Thursday to celebrate the 62nd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the 40th anniversary of China's returning to the UN. (Xinhua/Shen Hong)
  • Chinese ambassador to Bulgaria Guo Yezhou delivers a speech during the reception in Sofia, capital of Bulgaria, on Sept. 29, 2011. The Chinese Embassy in Bulgaria held a grand reception here on Thursday to celebrate the 62nd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. (Xinhua/Wang Meng)
Hot Forum Discussion