Advice from the dangerous animals


From Thairath, March 2, 2016
Chavalit says: You did not come from an election. Put that down right now!

[This illustrates the recent coordinated round of criticism of the junta that started with Thaksin raising his profile. He gave many interviews to international publications criticizing the junta and insisting the junta must negotiate with him. Then other allies chimed in, capped off by a call from former commander-in-chief and prime minister Chavalit Yongjiyut for the junta to step down and hold elections this year.
For those who oppose Thaksin, the calls seemed self-serving. They contend military control of the government is vital to restoring unity (the highest Thai ideal) and instituting reforms and law and order measures that elected governments never would. In the cartoon this is likened to fighting a fire.
In the cartoon, Pheu Thai politicians are depicted as “fierce animals”–cunning people who are dangerous to be around.]

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