Interior Minister and leader of Pheu Thai Party, Jarupong Ruangsuwan, along with Mr. Phumtham Wechayachai, General Secretary of the party and Mr. Udomdej Rattanasathien, Ex-Government Chief Whip,announced to the press yesterday morning (24/07/13), that the Amnesty Bill of Samut Prakarn MP Worachai Hema will be the only bill to be debated when the Parliament reconvenes. The date is set for the Amnesty Bill to be debated on August 7, 2013 and it will be the first bill to be deliberated. All other amnesty bill versions have been discarded, including the recently proposed bill known as “the People’s Amnesty Bill”.
“Following the Pheu Thai Party’s strategic policy meetings on July 23rd, 2013, and after Members of Parliament have agreed that Mr. Worachai Hema’s Amnesty Bill will be the first and only bill to be deliberated when the parliament reconvenes, members of the party have decided to throw their full support for the bill,” said Mr. Phumtham. “The Amnesty Bill will be deliberated by the Members of Parliament from August 7-8, 2013,” he added.