Dear President Donald Trump
Thailand currently faces problems on every side due to the fact that General Prayut Chan-o-cha is a dictatorial leader who in May 22, 2014, seized power from Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra, the democratically elected Prime Minister, destroying the legitimacy of government.
General Prayut used the lese majesty law and Article 44 of the Interim Constitution to forbid criticism of any kind. The junta seriously violates human rights, including imprisoning, hunting, and threatening to kill people who think differently and who come out to fight for democracy. He has attacked religion, setting siege to the Dhammakaya Temple.
The junta takes the assets of the country and hands them to China, in order to receive commissions into their own pockets. They use the cyber law to control people’s communications. They use the lese majesty law to imprison people for 40-50 years, people whose only crime is to have no faith in the monarchy.
On September 27, the Thai court sentenced Prime Minister Yingluck to 5 years in jail.
Prayut is a criminal and a traitor who has robbed Thailand, stealing for his own benefit and that of his own group, and seems to be preparing to dominate the country forever.
I am one Thai American, who asks to speak on behalf of 70 million people who can’t speak out because Prayut is the head of a dictatorship, the leader of a mafia that points a gun to their heads to try to control the every move of people trying to stand up for their rights.
The way Prayut has treated his own people is the opposite of the way you treat American people. Mr. President please reconsider joining hands with Prayut, which will harm Thailand into the future. Please think of the human rights of the Thai people.
Do not believe that Prayut will be honest with you. Do not offer to sell him weapons which could be used against Thai civilians demanding democracy. Instead come to the aid of the Thai people who currently struggle with poverty and fight for democracy in order to enhance the great relationship America and Thailand have had for all these many decades.
Mr. Prayut has been associated with deaths of many protesters in 2010 and the most recent coups in 2006 and 2014.
We want democracy. We don’t want dictatorship .We hope you side with the Thai people and hope you want Thailand to move in the right direction and develop a good relationship with America as in the past.