Bad luck for Thai people, just like the Uighurs

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From Thairath, by Sia, July 15, 2015
Title: Nationality “Ui… ui… (hapless/bad-luck again) … ghur” in Thailand
[The writer uses the word “Uighur” as an exclamation which means “oh man… I have hapless/bad-luck again”]
Above left, man wearing sunglasses in military uniforms and man next to him, on their armbands: Good man
On the bag they are putting over the head of the men: National Government
Above center, on man’s sash: The national reform council
On the bag he is putting over the head of the man: Senate Elections
On shirt of the man with bag on his head in the middle: Thai people
Above right, on button the man wears: The national reform council
On the bag he is putting over the head of the man: OUTSIDER Prime Minister
On shirt of the man with bag on his head on the right: Citizens
Mouse man nuling: Self-government arrangement rules.
Mouse: Not coming from the power of Thai citizens.
[When the Thai government repatriated the Uighur refugees to China, it stoked international outrages as photos surfaced of the refugees being returned with black bags over their heads.
The cartoonist uses these events to contend that the Thai people face the same treatment under a new charter which allows an partially appointed senate and non-elected prime minister.]

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