Lawmakers should make the amnesty bill a priority and push for its entry to parliament, Education Minister Chaturon Chaisaeng says.
Mr Chaturon, who is also deputy chairman of the parliamentary committee scrutinising the budget bill and the 2-trillion-baht transport borrowing bill, said the amnesty bill, sponsored by Pheu Thai Party MP Worachai Hema, should be given priority over other key pieces of legislation. While the borrowing bill is also contentious, the amnesty bill is more urgent as it can help heal social divisions, he said.
The amnesty bill is first on the agenda for the first-reading debate in parliament. The borrowing bill has passed its first reading and is going through select committee scrutiny.
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