From Manager, December 5, 2012
Words above the chart: Happiness index of Thai people on the great auspicious day
Thaksin Shinawatra: So long as I am unhappy… Don’t you wish that Thai people will be happy.
On hammer in Thaksin’s hand: The 3rd reading of the vote to amend the constitution
[The “great auspicious day” refers to His Majesty the King’s birthday on December 5 when polls are taken gauging the relative happiness of Thai people. The pro-Thaksin camp has contended that chaos in Thai politics will not end until amendments and amnesty are dealt with. The recent debate within the government on how to proceed with amending the constitution shows this continues to be a paramount issue. Pushing ahead like this is sure to portend chaos as those who oppose Thaksin amnesty will go to any lengths to stall it.]