Keep on dreaming


From Thairath, June 23, 2013
Cartoon title: Keep on dreaming
Top left: Dream that Louis Vuitton produces Luang Poo bags for the market! [Reference is to Luang Poo Novice Kham, a famous monk in Srisaket Province who was found using many luxurious goods including a Louis Vuitton bag.]
Top middle: Dream that PEA cut the electricity based on one standard! [Reference is to the potential electricity crisis during the hot season in April. Critics accused of using the threat of cuts to promote its won agenda and shifting the burden of cuts to southern areas whose voters do not support the government.]
Top right: Dream that Thai people are close to be able to reconcile! [Politicians on all sides continually talk of a Thai-style reconciliation which opposing political pressure groups continue to square off against each other.]
Bottom left: Dream of stipulating fiscal discipline: On left money bag: borrowing 2.2 trillion baht; on right money bag: borrowing 35 billion baht; on other bags: Borrowing
Mid bottom: Dream that peace talks with the BRN Coordinate Group will bring peace [refers to the peace talks between the Thai government and the BRN, an active insurgent group in the deep three southern provinces.]
Bottom right: Dream that dismounting a tiger is easy.
On tiger: Rice mortgage price at 15,000 baht per ton [After two years and huge losses, the government announced that it would cut the price to 12,000 baht per ton, but had to quickly reverse to the original price because of pressure from protesting farmers.]

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One Response to Keep on dreaming

  1. Wiz says:

    Top middle: Dream that PEA cut the electricity based on one standard!
    This one should refer to the case of double standard on power cutting – the common men who failed to pay electric bills to either MEA or PEA on time will have power cutting in very sudden manners – with the tragic consequence of fire when the candles has fallen from the right place which roasted 2 girls alive while they were sleeping … at that time their mother has to work at night to make the end meet. On the other hand, those big companies or those with connections who failed to pay electric bills to either MEA or PEA on time such as those UDD leaders who run the Asian Update TV and UDD radio from Imperial World Lad Phrao or the near bankrupted Saha Farm still manage to delay the electric bill payments which is considered as totally unfair to the people.

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