Double-standard justice

From Thairath, September 25, 2013
Cartoon title: A lesson to proof the democratic power
On the hammer: Double-standard justice
On the men holding the hammer: Selected senators; Democrat Party
On the hammer’s handle: Sloppy constitution court judges
On the funeral wreath: Dictator’s slaves
On the hooded figure’s robe: Ordered to suppress the people; 100 dead bodies
In hand of Premier Yingluck Shinawatra: Government by the people
In hand of Somsak Kiatsuranont: Legislature [Somsak is the House speaker.]
In hand of Nikom Wairatpanich: Elected senators [Nikom is the Senate Speaker.]
Phi Nooring: Fighting against outlaw force
Mouse: Seeking chances to oust the government

[This refers to the danger the government senses from independent organizations like the judiciary. In recent years court judgements have been used to ban politicians and political parties, effectively removing governments from office. Now in the face of hotly contested issues like constitutional amendments, amnesty, and spending bills that the opposition is unable to halt, it is feared that the courts will be used to raise procedural roadblocks to these bills. The other fear is that politicians could be summarily barred again over violations the court deems were made in proffering these bills.]

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