Editorial cartoon - Krungtep Turakit, September 14, 2006
Left: (Thaksin on the Shin Tower building) Wakk (makes an alarm sound with his voice) Assassination, assassination!
Bottom: Bad return with jet
[this means Thaksin's projects like Air Asia have come back to haunt him as it is suspected that the airline has nominees for foreign shareholders]
Above: Interviewing the leader in the future!
[The name of the cartoon is "Head of village Ma and Mha Moen" by Chai Ratchawat. He is a famous cartoonist. This cartoon is in reference to the dramatically increased security for the Prime Minister since the car-bomb plot. Journalists have complained that this security makes it hard to have access to the PM.]
Toon’nakarn by Kamin and the gang - Manager, September 9, 2006
Somkid Jatusripitak says: If you want to hear my voice listen to Mr. Pinij and Mr. Somsak. I lend my mouth for them to use.
[Deputy PM and Commerce Minister Somkid Jatusripitak is widely seen as the only alternative PM to Thaksin in the TRT party. Since early this year, the reserved Somkid has been playing a shrewd game indicating his readiness to replace Thaksin at key moments. His recent announcement to supposedly quit politics is just part of the maneuvering within the faction-riddled TRT in the lead up to the next election.
Phinij Jarusombat, Minister of Public Health, and Somsak Thepsuthin, Minister of Labour, have both made calculated public announcements about Somkid's future and his status in the party.]