Updated: Lug nuts and dipsticks I

26 08 2020

A reader has provided us with a letter that was given to the Japanese Embassy by a bunch of ultra-royalists yesterday. We haven’t seen a report on this event, but they seem mainly supporting the regime’s attacks on Facebook, which appears to be entirely about Pavin Chachavalpongpun’s wildly popular Royalist Marketplace. This causes them to call for Japan to deport Pavin back to Thailand or for the Japanese government to censor him.

There’s also a Thai-language version where some of the several errors in the English, including the king’s name and Pavin’s university. The English version does, however, display the  deranged thinking that flows from ultra-royalism. And, as in previous ultra-royalist/rightist campaigns, pressuring foreign governments is a part of broadening political hysteria.

As the broader yellow-shirted movement has been doing for some time, it is seen that the ultras blame Pavin for leading students astray. It seems that the aged paternalists are unable to conceive that any Thai can think for themselves. They perhaps draw that conclusion from their own acceptance of and belief in palace and regime propaganda.

Statement

People of Nation, Religion and Monarchy, No. 1

Subject: Friendship between Thais and Japanese People

To: H.E. Japanese Prime Minister

Thailand is under the democratic system with the King as spiritual leader of Thai people. All Thais adore and respect our King above all things so it becomes our longtime culture, the same as the Japanese people do. H.M. the King Vachiraklao Chaoyuhua is kind to every group of Thai people, he is the center of spirit and unity for all Thais. At present, it is known that Mr. Pavin Chachavalpongpun, Thai who has committed criminal charge escaped the arrest warrant to Japan and uses face-book under the the name of “Pavin Chachavalpongpun”, “Royalist Market Place”, and posted false articles of lese majesties against the King and the royal families. He posted indictment, and ideology to students with improper words, rude and detest and persuaded students to protest the King and the royal families. He also gave an interview to foreign media that made all Thais felt uneasy to let this man hurt the King’s feeling. Thais felts uncomfortable that you let the man lives happily in your country and to protect this Mr. Pavin Chachavalpongpun to commit such activities till now.

As a representative of Thai people who love the Royal institute and do not want anyone to hurt the feeling of the King, the same as the Japanese people do toward your Emperor who is your spiritual leader – in case you let this commitment to be continued it will affect the longtime Thai and Japanese friendship from the activities of this Mr. Pavin Chachavalpongpun. We hope you will understand the feeling of Thai people and we request you as following:

1. To let your government use authority to immediately stop the lese majesties commitment of Mr. Pavin Chachavalpongpun, and deport him back to Thailand to face charges in Thailand. This is for keeping good relations between Thai and Japanese people.

2. To remove Mr. Pavin Chachavalpongpun from the post of teacher in Tokyo University and not to let him no longer act as lecturer in the institute.

3. Your government should act faithfully to solve the problem and not to support this activities of Mr. Pavin Chavhavalpongpun, and report us every step of your procedure.

4. All Thai people hope that our request would get your response and we will keep waiting for your proceeding, and would take some action if we did not get anything from you.

Hope to get your cooperation from your Government

People of Nation, Religion and Monarchy

25 August 2563

Update: There’s brief mention of the ultras’ call for deporting Pavin here.


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