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Thailand: Thaksin's Letter

Real Life in Thailand makes a point by point rebuttal of statements made by the former prime minister Thaksin on the anniversary of the coup that ousted him. The letter attacks the current administration in Thailand.

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  • Gilbert Jennings

    The current does not understand why the world do not trust them. If they would just remember the following, they would have a clue:

    1. During the Sunami, Taksin was offered money to help the Thai People. He refused it and asked them to give it to a country that needed it more.
    2. He is the first Prime Minister that really did anything good for the poor.
    3. He showed the world what Thailand could accomplish during the Apec Meeting in Thailand.
    4. He showed the world his respect for country and his king during the Jubalee (60 years on the throne.)
    5. He led Thailand to pay off the World Bank before any other country.
    6. He call for the smartest students no matter if they were rich or poor to be sent all over the world to learn.
    7. He was well on the way of eradicating drugs in Thailand.
    8. He earned the respect of all world leaders.
    9. The coop leaders showed their stupidity by peforming a coop while he was at the United Nations with the same world leaders that supported him, respected him, and trusted him.
    10. Taksin had foreign businesses waiting in line to do business in Thailand. Thailand were enjoying the best benefits from those business arrangements. The treasury had plenty of money for the country. The new government has to accept less than 50% of all businesses with foreign companies because of their ignorance of big business.
    11. World leaders do not believe the new government and thinks they should guarantee true democracy to the people.

    12. If Thailand is a democracy, why is there still Marshall Law in the norhern provinces.
    13. All of us westerners know that the current is fearful of Thaksin.
    14. We watched the police burn drugs on international TV. Why haven’t we seen drugs burned under the current government?
    15. We know that no matter who becomes the next prime minister of Thailand, he will not be able to get the country’s credibility back for over a decade. The current has destroyed all that was decent about the country.
    16. An example of how much respect the world had for Thailand, look at how many coungtries came to the aid of Thailand when you had the Sumani. Now look at how many countries came to your aid during all the storms, rains, and floods. Thay is because under the new government, nobody cares.

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