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Section: General News - Former prime minister Banharn Silapa-archa on May 18 said he and a key coalition figure were trying to broker a deal aimed at ending the ongoing stand-off between government forces and the protesting red shirts, The Nation reports.
He called on the red shirts to end all their protests and rioting in exchange for withdrawal of government troops from Bangkok's streets.
He also threatened to pull out of the Democrat-led government, along with smaller coalition parties, if the administration fails to withdraw the troops after the red shirts end their protests and riots.
The veteran politician also urged fugitive former premier Thaksin …