False Removal of the PM

From Thairath, March 15, 2013
Cartoon title: Confession
On framed picture: Chim Pai, Bon Pai [A TV cooking show hosted by the late former prime minister Samak Sunthornravej, the man in the picture. He was sued and eventually convicted for breaching a law stating that a politician must not engage in any other business while PM as well as for falsifying documents to cover us this fact.]
Paper on the right wall: Cooking [PM] was unseated, being a traitor [PM] was released. [meaning Samak was disqualified and Abhisit, accused by the Red Shirts of murder, walks free]
Man: I’m wrong [The man is a member of the Election Committee, Praphan Naikowit, in charge of election management. UPDATE: as a reader comments, it is likely the man is actually Constitution Court President, Wasan Soipisuth.]
Paper in Mr. Praphan’s hands: Sloppily judging
Papers on the floor from left: Sometime getting things done carelessly; some complaints accepted are against the constitution law; dissolve political parties
Phi Nooring: His nerve works very slowly.
Man mouse: Fake judicial development
[This refers to the the anger regarding the possible disqualified of PM Yingluck over breaches of election law.]

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2 Responses to False Removal of the PM

  1. Vinai says:

    if the PM got the little money from cooking shows was not wrong, PM that got BIG money from other thing (corruption) should not be wrong too
    If Abhisit is wrong to “kill people” then Thaksin should be wrong to “killed even more people” ,Tak Bai, krue sae and drug war ( just some example)

  2. I disagree with one part of the interpretation of this cartoon. The man is actually the Constitution Court President, Wasan Soipisuth, who recently admitted that the rulings to disqualify former Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej and to dissolve political parties were, in his word, “careless” and that the court procedures relied too much on individual judges’ personal opinions, and failed to clearly establish what the facts were before making the decision.

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