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Democrat plea misplaced

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This is an open letter to the 44 current and former Democrat MPs in response to their letter ''Thailand edges closer toward a police state'', in Thursday's ''PostBag''. 

You claimed the current Pheu Thai Party is inducing fear in the media and politically harassing your leaders, citing the axing of Nua Mek 2 and murder charges filed against your leaders as examples. You further claimed your ''party does not belong to, nor is it financed by any one individual'' and that you are a ''party of the people''. Some of these claims are half-baked truths, as other ''PostBag'' commentators have said.

With all due respect, what is it that you want from us _ the people? Do you want us to take to the streets, overthrow the current government, and install you in its place? That would be replacing a police state with a military state. Pardon me, but that isn't now and will never be called democracy.

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