Throughout the past few months, Thai Red Shirts (TRS) has had the opportunity to sit down and talk to Red Shirt activists who are at the front line of the struggle for justice and equality in Thailand. Tui is well known among activists as one of the first to engage with political prisoners and highlight their cause. Her story mirrors both the frustration that many Red Shirts feel towards the political situation and their dedication to propelling positive change.
TRS: When did you first come to Bangkok?
I came to Bangkok from Isaan about 30 years ago. Like so many others, I was looking for job and business opportunities in the capital.
TRS: When did you start to become involved in the Red Shirt movement?
I first joined the Red Shirts after the military coup in 2006. I voted for Thaksin Shinawatra’s government and was very upset by the coup which removed democracy from our country.