[disabilitystudies] Please circulate this message as widely as possible. (fwd)
- I am Hazel Jones, formerly working with Save the Children in Ho Chi
City, Viet Nam, where Ajaan Prayat came to a regional seminar suported
Save the Children.
Please pass on greetings of support and encouragement to Ajaan Prayat
colleagues in their determined but peaceful stand against the erosion
most essential source of independent livelihood for so many blind
Thailand. I wish them courage and strength and eventually success in
demand for justice and equal opportunities for disabled people.
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Sent: 01 September 1999 08:51
Subject: Please circulate this message as widely as possible. (fwd)
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> Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 09:09:22 +0800 (SGT)
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> Subject: Please circulate this message as widely as possible.
> Dear friends,
> Today we, blind people in Thailand, are asking our friends, brothers
> sisters to please be with us. Late this afternoon, (local time) Mr.
> Prayat Phu-nong-ong, President of Thailand Association of the Blind,
> largest civil rights organization of blind people in Thailand, and
> our brothers and sisters will begin fasting in front of the Thai
> government house until the government officially announces its
> of online lottery system plan. Most blind people in Thailand still
> to depend on selling lottery tickets as their main source of income.
> this plan, which has been a contract between the Thai government and
> private company, will certainly rob most if not all of what blind
> have been working hard for several years of honest and straight
> self-employment. Up till now, all government policies regarding
> education, employment, access to public services and social
> for Thai people with disabilities, are at the most with ramps and
> almost nothing beyond that level.
> We would like all of our friends, brothers and sisters to please be
> us until the Thai government wakes up from its sinful ignorance.
> May Peace be with All of Us,
> Monthian Buntan
> First Vice President, Thailand Association of the Blind