31 Jul '13, 12pm

Thailand beefs up security powers for anti-govt protests

Thailand beefs up security powers for anti-govt protests

BANGKOK: The Thai government on Wednesday invoked a special security law to control planned anti-government protests in central Bangkok, after a series of violent rallies rocked the capital in recent years. The Thai People's Army -- a newly-formed coalition of ultra-royalist groups who despise the Puea Thai ruling party and its exiled figurehead Thaksin Shinawatra -- has vowed to protest in Bangkok on Sunday, possibly for several days. It is targeting a government-backed bill, due to be introduced in parliament on August 7 and proposing an amnesty for those involved in several bouts of political violence that have convulsed the nation since a 2006 coup toppled Thaksin. The amnesty bill would scrap charges against protesters involved in incidents from the September 2006 coup until May 2012 -- barring the leaders. Opponents fear it will be manipulated by Prime Minister Yingl...

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