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Pro-democracy body calls on UN to look into Thailand’s ‘military govt in disguise’

Sep 24. 2019
Credit: Jaran Ditapichai/Kritsada Akkhapracha  Facebook
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By The Nation

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The Association of Thai Democrats without Borders’ president Jaran Ditapichai wrote to the United Nations on Monday (September 23) asking it to look into the government of General Prayut Chan-o-cha.

Jaran personally dropped the missive at a letterbox near the UN headquarters in New York and recorded the action with a selfie next to an anti-government sign saying: “Don’t Let Democracy Die in Thailand!” 

Prayut was in New York on Monday to attend a UN meeting themed “Galvanising Multilateral Efforts for Poverty Eradication, Quality Education, Climate Change and Inclusion”. 

In the letter addressed to the UN, Jaran described the administration as a military government in disguise, which has direct control over several state institutions such as the Senate, the Constitutional Court, Criminal Courts and the Election Commission. The pro-democracy association also called on the UN to seek a “Thailand Status Update on Current Political Situation”. 

Meanwhile, Prayut met expat Thai supporters living in New York.

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