From Manager, February 8, 2018
Premchai: I do not hunt… these carcasses, I borrowed them from a friend of mine.
[President of Italian-Thai Development, Premchai Karnasuta, was been arrested for alleged poaching in the Thung Yai Naresuan wildlife sanctuary.
Such hunting scandals have long been a fixture of Thai business, politics, and military with “big men” affirming their status and untouchability with furtive hunting trips for rare and endangered animals.
Here, Premchai, shown in the widely circulated photograph taken during his arrest, employs the same excuse as Deputy PM Prawit.
When commenting on how he came by the many expensive luxury watches he was photographed wearing, he claimed that they were all borrowed from friends.]
From Naewna, February 8, 2018
Premchai: Take it easy… I’m not wrong… This gun belongs to my friend which I borrowed it from 555
On Premchai’s body: Tycoon trespassed a sanctuary for hunting
On the park ranger’s back: Law
[Same idea as the above cartoon, this time with Premchai claiming the guns were borrowed.
“555” is the sound of laughing as the number 5 is pronounced “ha” in Thai.]
From Thairath, February 8, 2018
Title: You’re more black-hearted than the panther’s hide
On Premchai’s back: Tycoon set up a tent to hunt protected animals such as barking deer and black panthers in Thungyai Sanctuary.
On the paper on the tree: Country’s law
Phi Nooring: The elite challenge the law