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Big protests as Thai MPs pass political amnesty bill

Critics fear law will allow Thaksin to return home

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Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Bangkok at three locations with the biggest demonstration being held at Samsen railway station in Bangkok's historic quarter - PHOTO: AFP

Bangkok THAILAND'S lower house of parliament passed a controversial political amnesty bill yesterday that opponents fear will allow fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra to return home and unleash fresh civil strife. Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Bangkok at three locations

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