Government Officials Not Engaged in Their Work


From Thairath, January 12, 2013
[This cartoon makes fun of government figures not bothering to be engaged in decisions for various reasons.]
Left, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra: Poo didn’t attend the Parliament because Poo had to discuss [the country’s agenda] with leaders of various countries. [as a supposed figurehead Prime Minister Yingluck does not usually engage in tough policy debates in parliament]
Middle, Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Ubamrung: I don’t visit the [deep three provinces in] South because I set up a war-room in Bangkok. [despite being charged with handling the southern insurgency, Chalerm has been accused of rarely visiting the area]
Right, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affair Minister Surapong Towichakchaikul: Why should I testify at the World Court when I know we either lose or break even?
[This refers to his comment on the case of Preah Vihear between Thailand and Cambodia saying that he reckoned the outcome would be: the court dismisses the case meaning we are even; the court take the case into consideration meaning we lose.]
In parenthesis: From Khun Tom, Ronnachai [meaning this person provided the idea for this cartoon]

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