In this video, I share with you guys what differences and similarities I have experienced with living in both The United States and Thailand. Although it has been 12 years since I have been back, Thailand always holds a special place in my heart! With regard to what is currently happening in Thailand, I would like to use my platform to bring awareness to the issue.
If you are not aware of what is happening in Thailand here is a quick summary:
Since the coup on the 22nd of May, 2014, Thai people have been forced to live under the control of junta government (military dictatorship). The military government has been exercising extreme and incontestable state power to silence and control us for 6 long years.
We refuse to tolerate the cruelty and incompetence of the rulings any longer.
Speaking up costs us a lot of things in this country. Brave activists and students who have come forward to voice their rightful critique against the junta have faced dire consequences—some were threatened, some were attacked, and some were forced to disappear. Freedom of speech and expression, our inalienable birthright, has been stolen from the people by the junta by violently cracking down on dissent, actively enforcing media censorship, and banning public gatherings.
The current constitution, drafted under the heavy influence of the military and enacted in 2017, allows authoritarianism and abuse of power to thrive even further—at the price of thai people’s liberty and basic human rights. The law and the corrupt justice system have been weaponized by the military to serve the ruling class and demolish the less fortunate.
We need your attention.
Since speaking the truth here may cost us our lives and those of people we hold dear, we need help and support from the global citizens to spread our words and let our voices be heard.
The world needs to know what really is happening in Thailand.
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