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Thaksin underestimates sentiment: Abhisit

Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has underestimated the anti-amnesty sentiment and this might lead to a new round of fight, Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Friday.

Thaksin viewed amnesty as a tool to reset the political situation but his push to revoke the majority rule would, in fact, cause a repeat of political turbulence, he said.

Abhisit was commenting on news reports that Thaksin had instructed Pheu Thai MPs to vote for the passage of the revised amnesty bill.

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