August 19, 2016

Thai diplomat promises to convey protestors’ demand to King of Thailand

FOLLOWING a protest against the death sentence handed down to two Myanmar men, a diplomat from the Thailand Embassy in Yangon promised to convey the demands of protestors to the King of Thailand.
Mr. Chatnopdol Aksornsawad, holding the position of Consul at the Royal Thai Embassy in Yangon, told the protesters that he would forward the demand for appeal by the Myanmar people to the King of Thailand as soon as possible.
Ko Nyein Chan, one of five protestors who met with the diplomat at the embassy, said Mr Chatnopdol told them that he can not interfere in the justice system of Thailand but he can convey the demands of the Myanmar people to the King and the people of Thailand  in sympathy with the feelings of the people Myanmar and in maintaining good relations between the two countries.
The diplomat received the five protestors around 4 pm.
Hundreds gathered outside the embassy yesterday calling for justice for the two migrant workers who received the death sentence following their conviction of the 2014 murder of two young British tourists.
According to sources, the protesters presented an open letter and a letter of protest with signatures to the Thai Embassy in Yangon.  A few hours after the death penalty verdict was delivered at the Thai court on Thursday, Myanmar government officials wrote on their Facebook pages, stating that the government will assist the accused by following an appeals process.


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