Quote of the Day
The people must demand the right to election, and not only that demand, but also transparency and fainess[in the election]. Not just somebody, this country must belong to everyone.
It may be necessary to think about policy for the elite to be able to imagine what education would allow people to live together, calmly, peacefully and happily. The emphasis is on the elite first because this minority group is destroying Thai society with the idea that they are the most knowledgeable and clever. But in fact they are the most naïve about social changes.
I’ve spent so much of my life finding out what I love and what I loathe. And I’ve decided to live my life pursuing what I have learned. Liberty and equality are what I love and what I loathe the most is dictatorship.
23 Jan 2018
The peace process is an item on the national agenda. Protecting human rights is also an item on the national agenda. Their similarity is that neither shows any progress.
<p>an expert on Deep South conflict, Facebook </p>
“Pai Dao Din should never have had to face trial in the first place. His guilty plea should not be considered as an admission of criminal responsibility as the courts regularly halve sentences for defendants who have pleaded guilty in such cases. Pai Dao Din must be released immediately and unconditionally.” Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, on the imprisonment of Jatuphat ‘Pai Dao Din’ Boonpattararaksa 15 August 2017
“It’s a misunderstanding that only politicians are political. Such an over-simplification, when combined with the concept of ‘good men’ and ‘evil men’, leads to the conclusion that politicians who come into power through elections are evil. And those who come into power by other means are not politicians.”
<p>19 June 2017</p>
At dawn on June 24, 1932, the People’s Party on this spot gave birth to the constitution for national prosperity.
The lesson I’ve learnt in my position as a lawyer is that if people don’t fight, lawyers really can’t achieve anything. Everything stems from [people’s] uncompromising bravery.
When justice has no meaning This is a challenge from society Life is not a toy To be trifled with. That is how you lose democracy. Being selfish, happiness and nice words Are lip service
<p dir="ltr">A poem from behind bars by Jatuphat ‘Pai’ Boonpattararaksa, an anti-junta activist accused of lèse majesté, 20 January 2017</p><div> </div>
The preservation of memories is the preservation of history, which can lead to change in the future— to a society where free and open discussion is allowed, understanding created, and atrocities prevented.
<p>from a speech “Women, Justice and Wounded Memories”, 7 January 2017</p>
Morality is peace and order and national security. If you don't understand this, you can't do anything else.
<p>to opposers of Computer Crimes Act, 20 December 2016</p>
If you ask me “do I have to follow the law?” I do follow the law--my law.
<div>Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, 29 June 2016 </div><div> </div>