Goodbye, Prem

From Manager, May 28, 2019
Title: “I’m enough.” [meaning something like “I’m done (with the job)” or “my task is complete.”]

[Refers to Gen Prem Tinsulanonda, the Privy Council president and statesman who died of heart failure at the age of 98. He was closely linked to the military and monarchy, a trusted advisor to the late King Bhumipol and a symbol of Thailand’s hybrid system of “guided democracy.” His last work was to ensure a smooth power transfer from the previous king to the current one.
He passed away after the new King’s coronation in early May seeming to signal that his life’s work was complete.]

From Thairath, May 29, 2019
Left: R.I.P. A good man of the country.
Right: Gen. Prem Tinsulanonda. B.E.2463-2562
On a sign held by a mouse: Forgiveness

[Another tribute to Privy Council president and statesman Gen Prem Tinsulanonda. According to Buddhist teaching, people need to forgive other in order to dismiss anger and resentment. Thais say “forgiveness” to someone who passes away in order to end all the bad things both parties did to each other in past.
In this case the cartoonist is pro-Thaksin/pro-Red Shirt and has long blamed Prem for Thaksin’s ouster, thus the necessity to forgive and forget.]

Also: Prem Tinsulanonda in Context

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