From Manager, July 10, 2017
On TV: We’ll reform the police by stopping the post buying.
Caption: You really want to hit the rice cooker of the high ranking police.
[Refers to the issue of promotion-buying in the Royal Thai Police. It is a traditional practice for police officers to have to pay bribes for obtaining their promotions. Deputy PM Prawit, who supervises the police, vigorously denied any such practice and threatened to sue those who made the claim. This created howls of derision from the media and public and called into the question the military’s commitment to reform the police force.
“Hitting the rice cooker” is a Thai idiom meaning as doing something that impacts one livelihood. Here it means that high ranking officers who receive the bribes would find their standard of living cut of the practice is stamped out.]