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Against the government's smear campaign through the national television, after more than 3 months of continuous protest, on August 26, 2008, hundreds of thousands of PAD stormed into the government head office to get the message across to the nation, to call for the world's attention and to get stronger grip upon the heart of the administration.

So far, appeal courts have lifted any orders against PAD protestors while the military stay out of the conflict and violence, only insisting on peaceful talk with PAD, leaving Samak's and Somchai's cabinets and Thaksin's PPP stranded outside the office to face several upcoming critical courts' verdicts to dissolve the party.

On October 3, 2008 the police arrested one of the core activist, Chaiwat Sinsuwong, under an allegation of treason.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Friends of PAD,

On Behalf of Thai's People Alliance for Democracy (PAD) protesting the corrupt governments of Thailand under tyrant Thaksin's regime, and on behalf of the people of Thailand,

we thank you, our comrades, dear workers and transportation friends of Somsak Kosaisuk, namely,
Edgar P. Bilayon (SGD), the President of Pagkakaisa NG Manggagawa Sa Transportasyon, Philipines,
Leody de Guzman (SGD), the President of Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (Solidarity of Filipino Workers), Philipines,
Suk Chi-Soon Chair Person International Center for Labor Solidarity (ICLS), Korea,
Chen Han-Ching, the President of Taiwan Railway Labor Union (TRLU), Taiwan,
Yang Hae-Gun, General Secretary, Korea Solidarity Committee of Railway and Subway workers union (KSCRS), Korea,
Masaharu Takei, President, Japan Confederation of Railway Workers’ Unions (JRU), Japan,
David Cockroft, General Secretary, International Transportation Workers' Federation (ITF), UK.
for the recent protesting letters and coordinating actions against PM Somchai's Government of Thailand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

PAD's Friends in Taiwan

 

PAD's Friends in Philipines

 

 

PAD's Friends in Korea

 

PAD's Friends in Japan

19 September, 2008

Dear Prime Minister of Kingdom of Thailand,

On behalf of 70,000 members of Japan Confederation of Railway Workers’ Unions (JRU) I would sincerely like to ask the honorable government of Kingdom of Thailand to withdraw the arrest warrants for the PAD leaders including our longstanding friend, Mr. Somsak Kosaisook.

We know the Government issued arrest warrants, on 27 August, on charge of insurrection, conspiracy, illegal assembly and refusing orders to disperse. Insurrection, which is the legal equivalent of treason, carries a maximum penalty of death or life imprisonment. What they have done is, I believe, of obvious interest for the country by protecting the state constitution and also protect the country from the corrupted government by peaceful means joined by various group of people in the society. And their non-violent struggle was for true democracy and for the benefit and interest of Thai people.

Mr. Somsak Kosaisook is our longstanding friend, and he is a person of character and a good leader of trade unions in Thailand. He is a vice chair of International Center for Labor Solidarity (ICLS) which retains several trade unions of the countries located in Asia-Pacific region. JRU is one of the affiliates.

Once again it is our earnest desire for the government to rescind the arrest warrants. We hope your adequate measures.

Faithfully,

Masaharu Takei
President of JRU

 

PAD's Friends in UK

   
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