Saving Thailand

27 04 2019

PPT doesn’t often read the letters pages of the local newspapers. Just occasionally, though, something comes along worth mentioning, and we thought a contribution to The Nation, from a couple of days ago was pithy. It commented on a suggestion that Thailand needed reconciliation via a “savior” like Desmond Tutu:

If Thailand had come up with a man of the stature of Desmond Tutu (and maybe it already has done), it is quite likely he would have been deemed a communist conspirator set on overthrowing the monarchy and thus found guilty of sedition and thrown in jail. In fact, that may be the best place to start the search: look for critics of dictatorship who have passed through military courts.



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