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Ultimate objectives of PAD

       a. PAD wants to get rid of corruptions. Thaksin, the billionaire civilian dictator, has left Thailand with extensive high level of corruptions and proxy politicians. Having cheated the country while in power, Thaksin hid his corrupt billion of dollars worth of assets overseas. When ousted, Thaksin is subjected to numerous convictions but cowardly fled jail overseas and pull strings on politicians to sabotage his homeland.

       b. PAD protects the Monarchy. Thaksin wants to launder himself through amending the laws with his proxy politicians, while trying to abolish the Monoarchy and make himself a President, that is to cause turmoils and change Thailand from being a "Kingdom" to a "Republic" in stead.

       c. As a permanent cure for Thailand, PAD wants to get real democracy for Thailand. At present it is a fake democracy with bad on-sale politicians.

       d. To achieve all above a, b, c we have to get rid of Thaksin and his proxy politicians and punish them according to the laws.


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    Letters From International Transport and Worker Unions Around The World to PM Abhisit, Questioning The Terrorist Charges on PAD (3)

    ( Last edit 2009-07-26 )

    Messages From the International Transport Workers' Federation
    Subject: showing soliderity with itf
    From: "Raghubir Singh"
    Date: Thu, July 16, 2009 8:23 pm
    To: itfthai@asiaaccess.net.th

    For the attention of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva
    Prime Ministers' Office
    Via email: webmaster@opm.go.th

    Dear Prime Minister Vejjajiva

    I am writing on behalf of the International Transport Workers' Federation, which represents over five million union members in the transport industry worldwide, to express my very serious concern about the summons recently issued by Thai police against trade union leaders and PAD supporters. It appears the charges are made in relation to the non-violent airport occupations and closures that occurred last year. I understand these charges include invasion and destruction of property, inciting unrest and additionally of terrorism , a charge that carries the death penalty. Such charges are grossly exaggerated.

    According to reliable reports, no physical damage was caused by the airport occupations and the only violence was the throwing of a grenade, not by PAD supporters, but by supporters of Thaksin Shinawatra.

    From the information I have received, police have acted against a number of trade union leaders and 30 leading members of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) on these charges. Many of the union leaders summonsed are from ITF affiliated-organisations. They are Bro. Somsak Kosaisook (former president and present advisor of the State Railway Workers Union of Thailand), Bro Sawit Kaewwarn (President of the State Railway Workers Union of Thailand) Sis. Chamsri Sukchotirat (President of Thai Airways International Union) and Bro. Sirichai Mai-ngam (President of the Electricity Generating Authority State Enterprise Workers' Union).

    The ITF fully supports the rights of its members to engage in legitimate and peaceful protest action and would strongly urge you to intervene to quash these shocking allegations and withdraw the charges made.

    I am sure that you agree with me, Prime Minister Vejjajiva, not only that these charges are disproportionate in nature, but also that a priority of any government must be to foster positive industrial relations. I would be very grateful to hear your comments on the matter

    Yours sincerely

    David Cockroft
    General Secretary, ITF



    Messages From Japan
    Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva, Prime Minister
    Kingdom of Thailand,
    15 July 2009
    Dear Mr. Prime Minister,
    Request

    We at Japan Confederation of Railway Workers’ Unions (JRU) were amazed to learn that the police of your country have issued a summons against 35 people involved in the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) on suspicion of invasion and destruction of property, inciting an act of terrorism causing the airport’s operations closed down last year.

    Japan_Alliance

    Among those 35 summoned there are 4 trade union-related members. We see with grave concern how things develop.

    It is one of the fundamental human rights for people to have rallies and demonstrations using non-violent means. Every government should respect these basic rights. In addition we know there was some violence during the airport closures and that was the throwing of a grenade into the rally held by the PAD, killing one person and injuring several others. There is a need for exercising strict control over such criminal act.

    Deeply concerned about the current situation, on behalf of 70,000 railway workers of JRU, I solemnly request Mr. Prime Minister of Kingdom of Thailand as follows.

    1. To withdraw charges against all those summoned including trade union members.
    2. To withdraw especially an allegation of “an act of terrorism” which is too different from reality.


    Very truly yours,

    for Masaharu Takei, President of Japan Confedration of Railway Workers’ Unions
    Mizue Taoka


    Japan_Alliance



    Messages From India
    Subject: FW: For the attention of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, Prime Minister' Office.
    From: fernando_stephen@itf.org.uk

    Date: Thu, July 16, 2009 1:55 pm
    To: itfthai@asiaaccess.net.th

    From: fernando_stephen@itf.org.uk
    Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 2:50am
    To: webmaster&opm.go.th@itf.org.uk
    Cc: thaidel@mfa.go.th
    Subject: For the attention of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, Prime Minister' Office.

    Dear Prime Minister Vejjajiva

    I am writing on behalf of the Tuticorin port Mariners & General Staff Union, Tuticorin, India affiliated with International Transport Workers Federation,London (ITF) which represent the port & dock workers in Tuticorin Port to express my very serious concern about the summons recently issued by Thai polise against the Trade union leaders and PAD supporters. It appears the charges are made in relation to the non-violent airport occupations and closures that occurred last year.

    I understand these charges include invasion and destruction of property, inciting unrest and addionally of terrorism- a charge that carries the death panalty. Such charges are grossly exaggerated. According to relieble reports, no physical damage was caused by the airport operation.

    From the information I have recived, police have acted against a number of trade union leaders and 30 leading members of the people's Allience for democracy (PAD) on these charges, Many of the union leaders summoned are from ITF affiliated-organisations. They are Bro.Somsak Kukchotirat (former President and present advicer of the State Railway Workers Union of Thailand.) Bro.Sawit Kaewwarn (President of the State Railway Workers Union of Thailand) Sis.Chamsri Sukchotirat (President of Thai Airways International union) and Bro.Sirichai Mai-ngam (President of the Electricity Genarating Authraity State Enterpraise Workers Union)

    Our union fully support the rights of its membrs to engage in legitimate and peacefull protest action and would strongly urge you to intervene to quash these shocking allegation and withdraw the charge made.

    I am sure that you agree with the ITF, Prime Minister Vejjajiva, not only that these charges are dispropertionate in nature, but also that a priority of any government must be to foster positive industrial relation.

    Yours Sincierly,
    D.M.Stephen Fernando,
    General Secretary.

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