Don’t be careless

From Thairath, August 21, 2011

Cartoon title: Don’t be careless

Top left: Being careless for only a short moment, Thai dogs are served in Vietnamese restaurants. [refers to the recent dog shipping scandal]

Top middle: Being careless for only a short moment, Cambodia stole Thai traditional dances by registering them. [refers to Cambodia registering their traditional dance as a cultural heritage]

Top right: Being careless for only a short moment, [the Revenue Department] quickly changed its color to welcome the new PM. [On the lizard, it says “Revenue.” This refers to the quick rulings from the Revenue Department in Thaksin’s favor after the Pheu Thai election.]

Bottom left: Being careless for only a short moment, English adolescents copied Thais’ protesting style. [referring to the arson in London which is similar to the Red Shirt protest style]

Bottom middle: Being careless for only a short moment, young vocational students transform buses into rock-throwing trucks. [referring to the often violent clashes between vocational students]

Bottom right: Being careless for only a short moment, [Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul] has already stolen many chickens. [Stealing chickens is Thai slang for bluffing or cheating. This refers to the apparent actions the government has taken to allow Thaksin to travel.]

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