Editorial Cartoons, February 2007

Editorial cartoon
"True Love" from Krungtepturakit, February 14, 2007
Left: Democracy
Right: Coup/revolution
At bottom: The skeletons hug each other for many thousand of years.
[Based on this week's news of a pair of skeletons embracing.]

Editorial cartoon
Hed Kerd Yak Bangna [Things that happened at Bangna intersection] by Kuy, Komchadluek, February 10, 2007
Panel 1: Do you believe there is one external media that Thaksin doesn't dare to give an interview with?
Panel 2: What is the external media?
Panel 3: That's the outside of eye media ASTV, Poed. [Poed is the name of the little boy in the cartoon. ASTV is "out of the eye" or "not controlled" by Thaksin. In Thai "external" can mean "external" or "not controlled by," hence the joke that ASTV, the satellite television network of the Manager Group, is "not controlled by" Thaksin...]

Editorial cartoon
Na Ban Bangkae by Buncha/Kamin, Manager, February 14, 2007
Panel 1: Control tower? Two guys on runway made me confused. I should land or not? Answer me urgently!
Panel 2: The man on the left holds a flag reading: Close Suwannapoom. The other flag reads: Keep Suwannapoom open.

Editorial cartoon
Thairath cartoon by Chai Ratchawat, January 28, 2007

Title: Are you puzzled?

Top left to right: Vocational students’ life  in Bangkok is as risky as teachers in the south. [A reference to violent fighting between vocational students in Bangkok.]

Police  who arrest the scapegoat were criticized… and when they released the scapegoat, they also were criticized again. [A reference to the arrest of alleged military bomb plotters and their subsequent release.]

CNS speaks, nobody believes. Government speaks, nobody speaks, but when the fortune teller speaks, people believe.

Bottom left to right: Rottweiler, a dog breed, although it bites its owner and kills him... and this news is in the newspaper many times... but people still feed it.

American diplomat…How dare he is audacious [enough to comment on] Thailand's constitution drafting. [This is likely a reference to garrulous American Ambassador to Thailand Ralph Boyce.]

[The authorities] do not want the media to present news about Thaksin, but the media presents Thaksin interview news almost every day.

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