104,136 signatures submitted demanding the restoration of royal power

The Royal Power Restoration Network submitted a petition signed by 104,136 people demanding the restoration of power to His Majesty the King. They blamed politicians for their corrupt practices and hoped that 10% of the country’s population will bring about changes in the nation.

6 June 11: Krungthep Thurakit website reported that at 09.40 am today, about 15 members of the United People’s Brigade for Royal Power Restoration Network gathered in front of Wiset Chaichan Gate of the Royal Household Bureau in Bangkok to submit a list of names to the Principal Private Secretary regarding the “10th Petition Demanding the Restoration of Royal Power”.

Ms. Fah-ngai Asoke from the United People’s Brigade said that the campaign started on June 1 last year. They hope to use the power of His Majesty the King to solve the country’s crisis. Good people should be installed into office. Until now, only corrupt politicians who cheat the country and immoral people have held ruling power. This makes people feel unhappy. The signature collection has been done ten times and more than 104,136 people have signed up. The signature campaign will continue despite the forthcoming general elections until the situation gets any better.

"We shall continue until the social crisis is dealt with. We believe that 10% of the total population of 63 million can change the country. The mobilization is carried out on behalf of all civic groups. Changes in Japan, for example, have been made possible by massive mobilization to topple the corrupt Shogunate and to restore ruling power to the Emperor. That has made Japan become excellent now. Next Monday, we shall be here to submit more names to the Royal Household Bureau and we shall come even more often hoping that the move will lead to changes in the country” said Ms. Fah-ngai.

Part of the petition reads “The United People’s Brigade for Royal Power Restoration Network has been formed by many people and a list of names has already been submitted to the Principal Private Secretary asking for the restoration of royal power nine times. Now, in a tenth bid, people from all over the country want to submit a list of 104,136 names to demand restoration of royal power and vow to collect more signatures. May the Principal Private Secretary receive the letter and pass it on to His Majesty the King. We are so thankful to you. May it also please Your Majesty”.


Translated by Pipob Udomittipong



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