Health network urges ‘no vote’

The network of medical and public health workers has encouraged civil servants, particularly those in the Ministry of Public Health, and state-enterprise employees not to turn out and cast their votes on Sunday because they want serious reform first, and to avoid possible violence.

The network led by coordinator Sawan Kanchana issued an open statement to civil servants in all ministries and state enterprises, encouraging them to exercise their right not to vote on Feb 2.

The network explained it wants true reform before elections and offers an exit to avoid the possible violence that may lead to injury or the loss of life and property.

In its statement, the network also urged the public to see the importance of reform before an election, especially on the issue of acquisition of power, administration and the examination of government administrative power.

It said the proposal to set a new election date was rejected by the caretaker government so the network would therefore support the use of the "no vote" right.

The network comprises medical institutions from the Siriraj and Ramathibodi campuses of Mahidol University, and Thammasat, Prince of Songkla and Rangsit universities, along with seven public health related councils.

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Discussion 1 : 31/01/2014 at 05:09 PM
This is from the people that received their FREE educations from the Thai Government... These are the same people that were asking for MORE Gov MONEY last summer... Have to keep those rice farmers on their farms and keep any Government money away from them....
Discussion 2 : 31/01/2014 at 04:09 PM
In other words, I'm not voting until I get my own way! How childish. Grow up, and understand 'true reform' takes years.
Discussion 3 : 31/01/2014 at 04:03 PM
I thought these people are professional with respectable career and with ethical and high level of education background. But their conduct of encouraging people to "no vote" says otherwise.
Discussion 4 : 31/01/2014 at 02:10 PM
I totally agree ! Very smart , like show me the money , and than we talk .

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