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German displaying anti-Prawit photo flees to Bangkok 


A YOUNG German man who displayed a photo of caretaker Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan with a red cross over it at a traffic island in Mueang district of Rayong province yesterday (Sept. 1), quickly fled to Bangkok last night after police came to his house to gave a warning, Matichon newspaper said.

Mr. Moritz Pfoh, 35, whose nickname is Pumpkin, said he has been in Thailand for eight years now and has been recently living with his girlfriend at this coastal city’s Mae Ramphueng beach.

He explained that he displayed this anti-Prawit sign because he pitied Thai people as most of them, upto 90%, neither like Gen. Prawit nor Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who has been suspended by court until a ruling is handed down on this eight-year tenure, but they can’t say anything

However, since he is a German he could speak up and had already displayed this anti-Prawit photo three times at different locations in Rayong.

His girlfriend is keen on politics and while worrying about him being bullied has not stopped him from demonstrating because it is his personal right to do so 

However at 11.30 p.m. last night Pfoh contacted a reporter relating that the two of them fled Rayong late at night and came to Bangkok where they are staying in a condo because after news of his demonstration spread yesterday police came to his house in Rayong.

The police were very nice but warned him that his visa might not be extended if he politically defamed another person.

Pfoh added that he could still continue his demonstration by channelling it into art.

“And that’s what I am going to do.”

He also mentioned that he did not want to offend anyone but held the solo demonstration because he pitied the Thai people.


 Mr. Moritz Pfoh with the anti-Prayut photo. Credit: Matichon

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