Panel on Protecting Monarchy Urges Govt to Oppose Royal Pardon Plan for Thaksin

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A special committee on protecting the monarchy has called on the government to oppose the red-shirt group’s attempts to seek a royal pardon for former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

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Chairman of the committee on protecting the monarchy, Air Chief Marshal Napreud Manthachit has called on the government to come out against the efforts of the red-shirt group to gather one million signatures in support of a royal pardon for ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra, saying it is an inappropriate action and that the campaign might be aimed at putting pressure on the Monarchy.

In addition, the chairman also urges people who are in favor of the former Prime Minister not to give signatures to support the plan for the royal pardon.

Furthermore, Air Chief Marshal Napreud revealed that the committee plans to invite Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to discuss the red-shirt group’s efforts to submit an appeal seeking royal a pardon within the week.

Senator Kamnoon Sitthisaman, a committee member, revealed that the committee will not file charges against the red-shirt group for their action, but if some senators insist on doing so, they have the right to file the charges individually.

TAN

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