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Section: Government and Politics - A core member of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship has joined criticism of a proposed campaign seeking a royal pardon for ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, the Bangkok Post reports.
UDD leader Surachai sae Dan, a veteran of the red shirt movement, said he would oppose the petition if the UDD was serious about going ahead with it.
The campaign to seek a pardon was announced at Saturday's red shirt rally at Sanam Luang by UDD leader Veera Musikhapong. He will seek a pardon for Thaksin by gathering a million signatures.
Mr Surachai said: "I was convicted [of being a communist] and given the death …