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14 Mar, 2015

US must not impose its idea of democracy: Thai PM – The Nation

Bangkok – THE UNITED STATES should not try to impose a one-size-fits-all democracy on the rest of the world, Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha said yesterday. Prayut took to the podium as a keynote speaker at the 47th Wharton Global Forum at a Bangkok hotel and used the opportunity to extend an olive branch to other nations.

He asked the audience, including alumni and faculty members of the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, to relay the message to the US.

“Please tell the United States that in tailoring you cannot just cut one dress and expects it to fit all. There must be many sizes for each to fit. That’s why a tailor is needed. You cannot tailor one dress and expect the whole world to wear it. Each nation has its own problems that differ,” said Prayut, adding that any aid from the US should be on the basis of equity.

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