Cutting the Tail

From Thairath, August 27, 2011
The cartoon headline: Good or bad, afraid of the tail to appear [meaning the tendency of people to take on animal habits and break rules]
Chalerm cuts the tail of the police chief. On the body of the policeman: Gambling pool / Bribery / Drugs / National Police Bureau
On the sign being hold by the mouse: Release political prisoners
The caption from the mouse: Return justice

[This refers to the National Police Chief’s transfer and his replacement with Thaksin’s brother-in-law. This cartoon is notable for the extremely rare positive portrayal of Chalerm Yoobamrung. Update: Note the comment below – this is apparently not a positive portrayal.]

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One Response to Cutting the Tail

  1. ThaiGuy says:

    No, its not a positive potrayal of Chalerm. The caption is the Thai phrase good or bad, we’re (more) afraid of the tail showing, meaning instead of actually caring about the ตัว or body, for good or bad, we’re only worried about the image and how it looks.

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