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Thaksin rejects army chief's proposal for caretaker govt to resign
Publication Date : 22-05-2014
Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra rejected the proposal by Army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha that the Pheu Thai-led caretaker government resign, a Pheu Thai source said on Thursday.
The source said Prayuth came up with three proposals during the seven-partite meeting on Wednesday. First, he proposed that the caretaker Cabinet resign; secondly, that an interim government be formed; and thirdly, that both the red-shirt movement and the People's Democratic Reform Committee end their rallies, according to the source.
The Pheu Thai representatives duly informed Thaksin of the proposals but he rejected them all and told Pheu Thai to fight to the full extent possible within the legal framework.
The source said Thaksin counter-proposed that the Army should instead arrange for blanket amnesty for all sides and the Shinawatra family would wash its hands of politics.
The source said Thaksin would also campaign to step up pressure on the Army to have the next election held as soon as possible.