From Manager, November 1, 2012
Man on the boat: We did the right thing not letting him aboard… Or he’d make us all look really bad.
[In the boat is Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s cabinet. Jatuporn’s opponents nickname him “toad.” Jatuporn Promphan, a Red Shirt leader, was expected to be rewarded with a job in the cabinet, but was left out. The speaker implies that his presence in the government, as a firebrand Red Shirt leader facing charges in the sieges of Bangkok in 2009 and 2010, would embarrass the government. However, the joke is that the cabinet is filled with monitor lizards–which in Thai are used to represent base and despicable people.]
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- 13 Years Ago: Remembering the grounds of the Siam Intercontinental Hotel
- 12 Years Ago: Chuwit and the Massage Parlour Scandal
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- 12 Years Ago: Idea for a Bangkok Central Park
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- 11 Years Ago: List of activists killed during the Thaksin era
- 7 Years Ago: “Thailand United Southern Underground” ceasefire
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