Learn Thai: What is “Democracy”

By April 6, 2010Thai Political

“ประชาธิปไตย” (democracy) is a combination word from Pali/Sanskrit origin :

ประชา /bprà-chaa/  = citizens
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อธิปไตย /à-típ-bpà-dtai/ = sovereignty

 Then “ประชาธิปไตย” /bprà-chaa-típ-bpà-dtai/ mean the sovereignty of the citizens.
Now in Thailand, as you saw in the news about Thai politics, the red-shirted protesters, who ask for democracy.

 

 
And you might remember the yellow-shirted one

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Recently we have the pink-shirted one!

These situations create a question for many people that “Why Thais have to be divided into groups?”
All of them are Thais, no matter what colors of their shirt.

The democracy is not for only one group of people but for everybody who knows how to control it.

What do you think? ^_^
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