New Shinawatra Weighs Down the Government

From Arun, March 21, 2013
On truck: Pheu Thai Party
Above the red wheel: Je Daeng
Cartoon title: Spare wheel..!

[The driver is Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. ‘Daeng’ is the nickname of Yaowapa Wongsawat, sister of Thaksin Shinawatra. She is running for a by-election in Chiang Mai after the hasty resignation of the current MP. It is thought that this is Thaksin’s plan of preparing Yaowapa to replace Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in case Yingluck has to leave due to the 30 million baht loan case.
While popular and likable, Yingluck is acknowledged to have little real authority in the government. The inclusion of her sister Yaowapa in the government will further diminish her real authority as Yaowapa is already one of the top political kingmakers in the government.
The red tire mocks Yaowapa’s girth as well as her alleged connection to the command and control of the North’s mafia-like Red Shirt groups.]

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