Dear Friends in PAKISAMA,
Re: Moral Support to “Lumad” Farmers from Sumilao to March on Foot for 60 Days to Reclaim Land
Farmers’ Federations Association for Development Thailand (Sorkorpor) wants to express our admirableness to “Lumad” Farmers through our friends, PAKISAMA.
We realize that LAND is heart of all farmers. In case of Thailand, our small farmers in all parts of the country have ever struggled to protect their ancient lands from many competitive used of other sectors. Regarding to the circumstance, we can say that Filippino and Thai farmers are in the same fate. We think that the campaign by marching on foot for 60 days to reclaim land of Sumilao farmers is a symbol of farmers and poor people who have just only bodies and mind as tools for struggle.
From the experience, we hope that PAKISAMA and other farmer’s representatives in AFA will use the case as our lesson in supporting farmers in our region.
Meanwhile, Sorkorpor wishes Sumilao farmers a rainbow after shower miles and praying to the Lord Buddha to protect and help bring long lasting peace to their movement.
Chairperson of Sorkorpor