Re: “Outcry after historic plaque goes missing”, The Nation, April 16.
General Prayut Chan-o-cha cannot simply say that, in his capacity as head of the interim government, he has told authorities to search for the missing 1932 Revolution memorial plaque – and leave the matter at that.
Prayut should be reminded that he is where he is today as a result of the 2014 military coup, which was an extraordinary occurrence for a then-democratic Thailand.
This is similar to taking temporary control of a someone else’s house, which has a long history and which you have promised to clean up and then leave.
Trying to change the house in any way – much less rebuild it – is absolutely not an option.
If asked, I would say that Prayut should pledge to step down from his position as prime minister if the iconic Revolution plaque cannot be found by the end of this month.