Kicking Chalerm

From Naewna, June 10, 2013
Prasong Sunsiri: My hands aren’t shaking… but my feet are… want to kick a dog’s mouth… [Dog’s mouth means a person who speaks ill of other people.]
Dog: Yow…yow..!!  [The dog is Deputy Premier Chalerm Ubumrung.]

[Prasong Sunsiri is director of the Naewna newspaper. He was a former secretary of the National Security Council, former foreign minister and secretary of Gen. Prem Tinsulanont. Always pictured with his pipe, he is rumored to behind many attempts over the years to destabilize governments that step on the toes of the elite or are otherwise thought to overreach in their governing. It is not uncommon for politicians to blame “the man with the pipe” (not daring to openly refer to Prasong) when popular discontent begins to arise against a government.
The cartoon refers to Prasong’s counter-attack on Chalerm after Chalerm implied that Prasong was behind the “Thai Alliance Group who Loves the Nation and Their Land” and the movement to topple PM Yingluck Shinawatra’s government.]

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