Above: Widely circulated Photoshopped image contrasting the Pheu Thai candidate’s goal for a “bright new Bangkok” with the burning of Bangkok in 2010. The appearance of this bit of satire on Facebook brought howls of protest from Pheu Thai.
It is suspected that this is part of a last ditch effort by the Democrats–known for their 11th hour vicious campaigning–to draw the connection between candidate Pongsapat, affirmed by the Red Shirts as “their” candidate, and the burning of Bangkok in 2010.
Governor candidates warned to use social media carefully – The Nation, February 8, 2013
…Sak Korsaengruang, chairman of the Lawyers’ Council, said candidates could use the social media for their campaign but warned that all sides should be careful about not posting things that can be deemed illegal. He also advised candidates, their supporters, media organisations and the Election Commission to get together and decide exactly how the social media should be used…
A related Thai editorial cartoon on this subject is here.