Hitting the rice cooker

From Manager, February 17, 2021
Man: Smash it now
On the rice cooker: Manager Somchai

[Refers to the police who recently arrested Somchai Jutikitdet who is thought to be a major operator of illegal casinos in the east that were blamed for spreading Covid-19. Somchai is known as an untouchable, with strong ties to the police which allowed his casinos to operate openly. This cartoon refers to Thai proverb “hitting the rice cooker” similar to the English idiom “take the bread out of someone’s mouth.”
After being forced by public pressure, then government pressure, the police, led by National Police Chief Pol. Gen. Suwat Jangyodsuk, arrested Somchai.
The cartoonist contends that the police are sad to have to shuttered the lucrative casinos.]

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