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Amnesty push makes political conflict more likely The Nation/Phuket GazettePHUKET: October has seen important political changes in the past – notably, a student-led uprising in 1973 and a massacre of protesters at Thammasat University in 1976.

This year, a new round of political conflict is simmering after the House committee vetting the amnesty bill revised the draft that passed the first reading in the House of Representatives.

The change would grant amnesty to all people involved in the political conflicts of the recent past, as well as those whose court cases stemmed from the coup of September 19, 2006 that brought down the government of Thaksin Shinawatra.