Didn’t say it all…


From Thairath, December 29, 2013
Cartoon title: Didn’t say it all… [these are supposed to be examples of ironic or hypocritical statements]
Top left: Soldiers don’t take sides… but have to listen to the Defense Minister! [from a statement by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra]
Top middle: The government isn’t involved in the country’s reform council… but are just being bossed around!
Top right: CAPO [Center of Administration for Peace and Order] disperses the protest complying with the [regulated] procedure… from stronger to less strong!
Bottom left: I’m willing to resign, but being caused by a person… via remote control! [referring to calls for PM Yingluck Shinawatra to step down. This implies that the only power that could cause her to do so is an order from her brother Thaksin Shinawatra.]
Bottom middle: May the people uphold the constitution… which the government denies [the constitution court’s] ruling. [Refers to government insistence that it must follow the constitution while at the same time vowing to completely rewrite it to eliminate checks on government power. The Pheu Thai party has also rejected court jurisdiction when the courts ruled against one of its amendments.]
Bottom right: Pol.Sen.Sgt.Maj. was shot with live bullets… which the forensic confirmed that they were shot from high angle. [meaning he was not shot by protesters, but by police “men in black” spotted on a nearby rooftop]

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