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The June 24, 1932 revolution successfully installed rights and liberty in Thailand but egalitarianism, another tenet of democracy that was announced by the Khana Rassadorn (People's Movement), has yet to be embraced by the autocratic middle-class, say academics and descendants of the founding fathers of Thai democracy. 

Puangkeo Satraprung, 71, one of the four surviving children of Phraya Phahonponpayuhasena, leader of the young, oversea-educated civil and military officials who revolutionised Thai politics by turning an absolute monarchy into a constitutional one, said it was a pity that today, people did not fully understand "democracy for all".

Mrs Puangkeo Satraprung and her brother Maj Putthinat Paholpolpayuhasena at a temple built in recognition of the June 24, 1932 history. (Photo by Achara Ashayagadchat)

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