First priority: Root out the Thaksin regime

From Manager, June 15, 2014
Caption: The importance of the first button
The first button: Root out the Thaksin regime
The second button: Reconciliation

[Whether or not an observer believes the political turmoil of the last 10 years is really all about Thaksin (instead of being about elections, democracy, or even the monarchy), the military, by their actions since the coup, are clearly showing their coup is all about destroying Thaksin political influence. This is despite the public line that the military is neutral and wants reconciliation and all sides to just get along.
Update: Also note the better interpretation of this cartoon in the comments section below.]

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One Response to First priority: Root out the Thaksin regime

  1. Sidh says:

    I think the Manager’s cartoonists “Bancha and Kamin” are actually accusing the military of ignoring what they consider the most fundamental issue, “uprooting the Thaksin Regime”, by skipping to the second button “reconciliation”. By missing this first button, everything (Thai society, democracy) is out of order – hence “the importance of the first button”.

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