A Letter to the Prime Minister of Thailand from The President of the China Interim Government
Respectful Prime Minister of Thailand
Your Excellency, Mr. Samak Sundaravej
We are astonished to learn today that the Thai police have arrested 22 Falun Gong practitioners in Bangkok and transferred them to the immigration prison.
All of the said 22 Falun Gong practitioners escaped from the People's Republic of China to Thailand in order to avoid the persecution and massacre of Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese government. They yearn for and pursue after freedom.
They have been granted refugee status by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and are waiting for the reception by a third country to start their new lives.
Thailand is a free and democratic country with Buddhism as the state religion, and is a peace loving and compassionate country. Falun Gong, founded by Mr. Li Hongzhi, is a branch of Buddhism. It preaches “truthfulness, compassion and forbearance” and promotes universal salvation. Buddhism and Falun Gong are interlinked.
During their stay in Bangkok, these 22 Falun Gong practitioners have not violated any Thai laws or committed any acts that affect Thailand's national interest. The sudden arrest by the Thai police is a serious infringement of human rights.
During the cold war era of the last century, Thailand held a strong anti-communist stand, defended the value of human civilization and protected the principles of a free democratic society.
Although the global communist camp does not exist any longer and the Soviet Union has disintegrated, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is still ruling China. The regime is threatening the principle of freedom and democracy in human society, and is destroying the basic principles that the United Nations promotes. It has become the negative force and power of destruction to the development of human society. This is the cruel reality that human society is facing. The CCP regime is being abandoned by history and the Chinese people.
The China Interim Government was founded because of the disintegration of the CCP. The China Interim Government would very much like to establish diplomatic relations with your country based on the principles of modern civilization.
I am writing to your Excellency in the hope that you will understand the reason behind this event and its latest development, and hope your Excellency will resolve this incident based on human rights consideration and grant these 22 Falun Gong practitioners their freedom.
May Buddha and God bless Thailand
Highest respect to your Excellency
President Wu Fan The China Interim Government February 9, 2008