From Nawwna, March 22, 2016
On the sword stuck in the ground: Section 44
Prayuth holds a big sword that reads: 250 Senate selection
Caption: New sword to suppress corruption..!!
[For those who oppose Thaksin, ensuring that the senate is appointed is a way to make sure that Thaksin’s party cannot dominate both houses of parliament and thus change any law it wants.
See Couples’ Parliament for more on the Thai perspective on the senate.]