Clones

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From Manager, March 2, 2015
Left: Thaksin: Khun Poo… is a clone of mine. [Thaksin famously said this when introducing Yingluck as the candidate for Pheu Thai]
Caption: Incorrect…
Right: Dhammachayo: Thaksin… is a clone of mine naja! [Naja is a particle used at the end of clause often used by Phra Dhammachayo.]
Caption: Correct
[This refers to the connection between Thaksin and Wat Dhammakaya. The wat has supported Thaksin in the past and has recently been embroiled in financial scandals. Its quick vindication by the nation’s Buddhist authority brings to mind Thaksin and how he was able to co-opt all manner of regulatory authority to prevent them from ruling against him.]

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