Okay. Here are some translated quotes of the infamous speech of Miss Duranee last week at anti-PAD rally.
She was arrested on lese-majeste charges tuesday. And wednesday an arrest warrant was issued against Sondhi (he has been granted bail thursday), PAD’s leaders, because -apparently- he quoted some parts or her speech.
An audio file (MP3) is available at this address (not created by me). It lasts 30 minutes.
I should add that several thai forums are talking about this file, and of course the content of the speech.
I’m sorry, the translation is certainly not a shakespearean one, nor an academic one. I did my best with a thai friend, very quickly.
I invite experts to complete this work and/or to correct me.
-Prem is an old ladyboy [general Prem, member of the Privy Council, thai word used without any doubt: “katoye”]
-PAD and Democrat Party are on the same side
-Before the kings in China believed in eunuch. This is why China and the kings were destroyed.
-the leader of the country [specific thai word for the king]… if you want to be a good leader… you have to be like in Japan or England.
-Or you want to be like Russia… the family of the king disappeared.
-Or you want to be like France… guillotine cuts the head [obvious reference to the french revolution and the deadly machine of Dr Guillotin…]
-Or you want to be like Nepal… people made revolution… the family of the king disappeared
-Since 2475 [thai year = 1932] we don’t have real democracy. Thailand can not be a real democracy because we have only one group. They want to keep the power. They don’t accept what people want.
-You don’t see us in your eyes… why we would see you in our eyes ? [meaning = why we would care about you]
So there is little doubt that Miss Daranee is in a way… toasted.
Her speech is obviously very, very strong and bold, compare to other lese-majeste cases, like for instance Jakrapob.
And now I understand better the promptness of the authorities.
Anyway… I will follow up. If you have other have details, if you want to correct and/or complete the translated quotes… cthai2 (@) yahoo.com. Or in the comments section.