Oct 7th, 2008

Thailand and Cambodia face off again – for what?

Q+A: Thailand and Cambodia face off again – for what?Reuters, October, 2008

FACTBOX: Preah Vihear, a source of Thai-Cambodian tension Reuters, October, 2008
…In the run-up to the 1962 World Court ruling, Thailand’s military government organized a fund-raiser in which every citizen donated 1 baht to pay for Bangkok’s legal team at The Hague.
…In June 1979, Thai soldiers forced 45,000 refugees from Pol Pot’s “Killing Fields” to descend the heavily mined escarpment back into Cambodia. “Several thousand died, either shot by Thai soldiers to prevent them trying to cross back, or blown up in the minefields,” British historian Philip Short wrote in a seminal biography of Pol Pot…

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Pojaman’s land purchase

Pojaman’s land purchase The Nation, October, 2008

The Nation online presents readers with list of news relating to controversial land purchase of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife, Pojaman…

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Thailand: Right-wing mob riots outside parliament

Thailand: Right-wing mob riots outside parliamentGreen Left Weekly, October 6, 2008
Late on the evening of October 6, the ultra right-wing fascist mob that calls itself the Peoples Alliance for Democracy (PAD) laid siege to the Thai parliament…

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AIG to sell operations in Thailand and the Philippines

AIG to sell operations in Thailand and the PhilippinesReuters, October 6, 2008
American International Group, crippled by losses related to bad mortgages, said Monday that it had received offers for its Philippine insurance businesses and that it would sell its Thai consumer finance operations…
The Thai life insurance unit of AIG, American International Assurance, said that its parent company, based in Hong Kong, was considering the sale of part of its AIA stake, but that AIA would continue to operate in Thailand and retain a majority stake.

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Time to tackle the menace of computer games

Time to tackle the menace of computer games The Nation, October 6, 2008
…A survey from the Culture Ministry revealed that Thai children spent around 2 hours a day playing computer games. About 80 per cent of them choose the combat-style, action-packed games, some of which come with graphic and violent images. The addiction can affect their personality as they become more prone to bursts of anger and violence. Without proper guidance, some are unable to distinguish between fantasy and the real world…

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Bangkok wins Clean and Green Land award

Bangkok wins Clean and Green Land awardBangkok Post, October, 2008
Bangkok was awarded Clean and Green Land at the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment in Hanoi, Vietnam…

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“The Coffin” based on real Thai ritual

Asian horror movie “The Coffin” based on real Thai ritualChannel News Asia, October, 2008
A Thai ritual that involves lying in a coffin while alive was the inspiration behind the latest Asian horror flick “The Coffin”…

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Bangkok Governor Posters 2008


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Final Bangkok Governor posters: Warawut – October 5 , 2008
It reads: Number 4 Warawut – [on the red cloth] Reject the constitution by the dictators [Warawut is a member of the Saturday group Against Dictatorship]

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Read all the
daily Thai news on the 2Bangkok main page


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It reads: Number 4 Warawut- Reject the Constitution by Dictators.


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Final Bangkok Governor posters: Dr. Dan – October 5 , 2008
It reads: Dr. Kriengsak Chareonwongsak , independent candidate for the Bangkok governor post – Work for Bangkokians – Number 2 – “I understand the people, I understand my team” –
Lead Bangkok’s development –
Able to trust in honesty –
Please allow me and my team the chance to work –
Create the city by wisdom. WWW.DrDanCando.com


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Apirak in the rain – October 3, 2008
Current Bangkok Apirak (left) campaigns in the rain on Sathorn Road on Friday.


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Cats and dogs – October 4, 2008
It reads: Captain Metta Temchamnarn –
Number 3 – To rely on the mercy principle to solve the homeless cat and dog problem – practically performs with good systems –
Feed pets -> takes good care/taming the pets – > bring them -> sterilization with vaccine -> release
Many of them are returned to where they were caught, few were adopted to raise as pets in the family – project to begin nationwide – supported by those who sincerely urge to solve the problem without intention to present good image – not following the hot issues or trendy topics – this is by the people and for the people


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Vote Chuwit – October 4, 2008
It reads: Number 8 –
Vote Chuwit for the changes of Bangkok

Notoriety as a way of life The Nation, October 3, 2008
…A lifestyle editor: Apart from bribing police, beating your wife, being involved in the sex trade and sending hooligans on bulldozers to raze beer stalls, are there other things bad about you that we should know about?…

Not the Nation: Chuwit promises to govern Bangkok entirely via billboards

Also: Not the Nation: King wants all future cabinets to take oath via teleconference from Hua Hin
…The politicians will not have to feel guilty for taking in person an oath they know they will ignore and His Majesty will be able to save on gas.”


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Join the grand debate – October 3, 2008
It reads:
PPP Party –
Join the grand debate
on whom to be voted Bangkok governor
go to Sanam Luang, Friday, October 3, 2008 at 4 pm –
by Somchai Wongsawat
and his PPP team and
Prapat Jongsanguan – Number 10


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Dogs – October 3, 2008
It reads:
Police Captain Met Temchamnarn –
Number 3
– to run campaign on castrating dogs and cats instead of forcing to adopt microchips [the pictures of dogs and cats below show the names of pet animals, that are both homeless or house animals] to rely on compassionate principle to solve the problems of homeless dogs and cats within 4 years – Supported by those who do not agree with the project forcing dogs and cats to have microchip ID registration project


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Above: Chuwit billboard from 2005
More Chuwit posters

Chuwit hits popular news anchorman of Channel 3 The Nation, October 1, 2008
And on YouTube (the punch is not in this clip, but apparently this is the interview that occurred before the punch)
Thank goodness Leena Jang was there to examine the bruise

The city’s one-horse raceBangkok Post, October 1, 2008

And note how the foreign press are only interested in non-viable, but colorful candidates like Chuwit and Leena…

Massage tycoon among candidates for Bangkok governorAgence France-Presse, September 30, 2008

A former massage parlour tycoon and a glamorous high-heeled lawyer whose campaign adviser drowned during a bizarre media stunt are among 16 disparate candidates in the race to be Bangkok’s governor…



Bangkok’s former sex tycoon wants to be governor The Associated Press, October 2, 2008
The one-time sex tycoon who would be governor wants to clean up this sprawling, gritty city where he grew rich overseeing an empire of flesh. But weeks of shaking hands and giving speeches have left him longing for the days of massage girls and hot tubs…

Former massage-parlor king says
he can ease Thai political tension
WSJ, October 2, 2008


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More Dr. Dan – October 3, 2008

It reads: Dr. Kriangsak – Number 2 – Dr. Dan Can Do


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Number 13 – October 3, 2008
It reads: Name Udom Wibulthepachart –
Number 13 –
(policy) to promote 1 million positions for unemployed [and some other points too small to read]


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More Prapat – September 30, 2008
It reads:
Prapat: People Power Party – Number 10 – Prapat Jongsanguan –
Former MRT (Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand) governor and former Deputy EXAT (Expressway Authority of Thailand)  governor – Modernized Bangkok – Comfortable Bangkok city


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More Chuwit – September 30, 2008
It reads:
Chuwit – Number 8 – Fire truck – Because [the people who handled it were] no professional(s) –
so [they? you?] have to pay a stupidity fee [or: penalty for dumbness] of 6 billion baht. –

It’s necessary to [or: you need to] use a person like me / have it done by a person like me. – Give Chuwit a chance
[Thanks to Nils for help on this translation. He comments: …as usual in Thai language, a bit ambiguous because the sentence has no clearly identified subject.]


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Hero – September 29, 2008
It reads:
Picture 1:  The hero governor! – Kittisak Thiravisit –
Number 1


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More Apirak – September 29, 2008

It reads: Apirak – Number 5 –
Continue the measures to solve the traffic problems—to construct the linked sky train structure, sky walk along Silom Road, Sukhumvit Road – To develop transportation and the marine service – To promote the WIFI transportation development –
Vote Apirak for Bangkok of the future – www.futurebangkok.net
Democrat Party

Right: Nils comments: And did you notice Aphirak’s tie has little elephants on it?


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Some of the more obscure Bangkok Governor Candidates – September 27, 2008

Right: Mr. Wittaya Jangkobwattana –
Number 9 –
Independent Bangkok governor candidate –
Policy: to solve Bangkok’s traffic congestion

Left: Miss Thoranee Ritteethammarong –
Number 12 –
Independent Bangkok governor candidate – Wife of former Foreign Ministry’s Thai ambassador –
Policy: “check for corruption, new politics”

Right: Wachiraporn Aryuyeun (Public Party leader) –
Policy: “Give opportunity for a woman for the Bangkok governor candidate to change the political battle field to become the field of compassion” [love]

On the forum: Bangkok Governor’s election 2008

Also: Thaielections.com for more posters



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Number 3 – September 24, 2008 
Campaign truck for candidate number 3 on Silom Road. It reads: Please vote for a soldier who devotes himself for society – Colonel Mettha – “Tu Thinglee” (nickname – Orn) – The man who bravely fights for the public and who can be trusted – Clear ideas and ready to perform – Number 3


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Green Bangkok? – September 27, 2008 
It reads: Chuwit – Number 8 – I see [the problem] – Bangkok…where is green only in television – Give Chuwit a chance [a reference to current Governor Apirak’s Green Bangkok campaign (below from the BMA website)]


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Tuition for stupidity – September 25, 2008 
It reads: Chuwit – Number 8 – I see [the problem] – Tuition for stupidity valued 6 billion baht – There should be someone to take responsibility – Give Chuwit a chance [a reference to the fire truck procurement scandal]


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4 years – September 24, 2008 
It reads: Chuwit – Number 8 – I see [the problem] – The 4 year  BRT project – We haven’t used any of the route – Give Chuwit a chance

Apirak streaks ahead in race for governor – ‘Courageous’ Chuwit lies a distant second Bangkok Post, September 23, 2008

Leena falls into Saen Saeb Canal while campaigning The Nation, September 24, 2008

Leena Jungjanja, a Bangkok governor election candidate, fell into the polluted Saen Saeb Canal while campaigning Wednesday afternoon.

Series of photos from Manager

Leena Jung falling in the klong – YouTube, September, 2008


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Firetrucks – September 23, 2008 
It reads: Number 8  – Firetruck – Whose fault? –
6 billion baht budget – still not being used – Vote me to have me revise/ make it right – Give a chance to Chuwit [This is a reference to the fire truck purchase scandal]

Earlier: Chuwit Kamolvisit news


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More Leena – September 20, 2008 
It reads: Number 7 Leena Jung (Leena Jungjanya) – to build subway train and the BTS everywhere in Bangkok


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Bangkok of the future – September 19, 2008 
It reads: Number 5 – Democrat Party – Vote Apirak for the Bangkok Metropolitan of the future


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Apirak’s achievements – September 26, 2008 
It reads: Apirak: Please vote Apirak number 5 – Enhance IQ and EQ of Bangkok children –
Free school tuition for outstanding studying – Strong moral awareness policy achieved among more than 400,000 students –
Outstanding sports activity with the construction of more than 1050 football fields and 10 teen sport centers –
Outstanding students activities with the Art Gallery, the school academy and football academy –
Fluent in linguistic ability – Every student studies English and Chinese –
Vote Apirak for the Bangkok of the future – www.futurebangkok.net
Democrat Party


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Prapat on motorcycle – September 22, 2008 
It reads: Number 10 – Prapadsorn Jongsanguan, former State Railway Authority governor (subway) – “Bangkok – the fine living city” – “Think innovatively, work fast, hold to true speech, capable man”


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Think innovatively – September 18, 2008 
It reads: "Think innovatively, work fast, hold to true speech, capable man" –
Prapat Jongsanguan – Number 10 – former State Railway Authority Governor (subway) – "Bangkok – the fine living city"

Prapat is the People Power Party candidate – Prapat’s website


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More from Apirak – September 17, 2008
It reads: Apirak Kosayothin – Vote for No. 5 – We share pain and happiness with Bangkokians – Vote for Apirak, vote for Bangkok of the future


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We dedicate ourselves – September 16, 2008
It reads: Apirak 2 – Apirak Kosayothin – Vote for No. 5 – We dedicate ourselves to Bangkok residents – Vote for Apirak, vote for Bangkok of the future


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Rats say goodbye – September 15, 2008
It reads: Bangkok Governor Candidate Dr. Kriangsak Charoenwongsak – An independent candidate who will do all he can for Bangkokians – Rats say goodbye. Cockroaches go to die. Bangkokians live with no diseases. – Declaring war against rats and cockroaches, aiming to get rid of disease carriers in Bangkok – I volunteer to use my wisdom to work for our Bangkok?


Also: ‘Yes, he can,’ says Bangkok Post poll
Bangkok Post, September 14, 2008


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I believe I can do it – September 13, 2008
It reads: Number 8 – I believe I can do it – Give chance for Chuwit


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Share happiness and pain – September 12, 2008
It reads: Apirak Kosayothin – Vote for No. 5 – We share happiness and pain with Bangkok residents – Vote for Apirak, vote for Bangkok of the future?


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Leena’s back – September 10, 2008
It reads: Leena Jang
(Leena Jang Junya)
– Free community bus

Nils points out more on Leena Jang: Leena Jang website (Warning! May damage your eyes.) Don’t miss: milk and armpit. Just a little bit better (?!) from a web design point of view – the law part.


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Chuwit! – September 9, 2008
It reads: I go where the problem exists.
Give a chance to Chuwit.
Chuwit posters going back to 2004


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Dr. Dan
It reads(below): Candidate for Bangkok Governor No 2 –
Doctor Kriengsak Chareonwongsak – Non-party candidate will do the best for Bangkok residents – Safety of females first! – 24 hour surveillance for Bangkok –
Looking into security of Bangkok residents


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WIMAX for Bangkok
It reads (right): Bangkok Governor Candidate Dr. Kriangsak Charoenwongsak – An independent candidate who will do all he can for Bangkokians – Strong network across Bangkok with WiMax with a speed of 75 Mps – WiMax Bangkok – 100 times faster than Green Wi-Fi – Network coverage provided all areas – Expanding business opportunity – I volunteer to use my wisdom to work for our Bangkok


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Above: Chuwit seems to have been running for governor all year. The above billboard came down in May.
It reads: Stop at Bangkok please. "I will get off"
Give Chuwit one more chance to change Bangkok.

Bangkok Governor’s race – June 4, 2008
Apirak, Nattakorn, Somkid, Chuwit, Nitipoom… Who will be running?
On the forum


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Dr. Dan for Bangkok governor – June 9, 2008
Creating the city with brain –
Dr. Dan can do – Dr. Kriangsak Charoenwongsak – DrDanCanDo.com


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We must manage the city to be the example for the country’s management – Love Bangkok, Love Khun Pluem – M.L. Natthakorn Devakula

Bangkok Governor’s campaign begins – June 9, 2008


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Targets must be clear. We should refuse to take sides. I’m here to fix and create things. Love Bangkok, Love Khun Pluem – M.L. Natthakorn Devakula


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A Democrat poster thanking voters for results of the December, 2008 elections. It reads: Happy new year 2552 –
Thana Teeravinit – Bhirapan Saleerathavipak – Dr. Sansern Samalapa – Sending you best wishes from your MPs of the Dindaeng, Huaykwang, Wangthonglang, Ladprao districts.

 

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THEOS in orbit; set to transmit Bangkok photos

THEOS in orbit; set to transmit Bangkok photos Balita.org, October 3, 2008
Thailand’s first natural resources survey satellite, THEOS, achieved orbit on Wednesday night, moving across the night sky…

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Film producer, wife accused of bribing official

Film producer, wife accused of bribing official San Jose Mercury News, October 3, 2008
…One of the contracts they received called for their firm to produce an “elite privilege card” that gave the buyer special privileges in Thailand such as being escorted through immigration and customs. Other contracts were to design a calendar, a book and a Web site…

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Archer Entertainment to film epic “Kings of the Sea” in Thailand

Archer Entertainment to film epic “Kings of the Sea” in ThailandFinancialNewsUSA.com, October 2, 2008

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Asian mom, white dad: C-section more likely

Asian mom, white dad:  C-section more likelyGlobe and Mail, October 1, 2008
Thanks to Noel for pointing this out.

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Thailand’s Humpty-Dumpty government still in freefall

Thailand’s Humpty-Dumpty government still in freefallMalaysia Star, September, 2008

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All about Rangsan

All about Rangsan – September 30, 2008

Rangsan get 25-year imprisonment for masterminding assassination attempt against late Supreme Court president

Rangsan architect websitein process projectspast projects

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Signs at Chaing Mai University – Join the PAD

Young PAD asks Chaing Mai University’s undergraduates [literally “young elephants”] to go to Government House after the final examination –
Call for enrollment 0834805145

Signs at Chaing Mai University – Join the PAD – September, 2008
Sardatu reports: After the seminar on discussion of the political topic “PAD meets college students” was hosted at the Chiang Mai University on September 19, 2008, many Chiangmai University undergraduates were invited to join the PAD rally storming of the Government House compound during the semester close.

The National Democratic College Student Power Group joins hands with the Juvenile Network of the People’s Alliance for Democracy (Young PAD) – Is politics a complicated matter? – Should college students neglect the situation? –
Ideal college students who have interests in politics are invited to join our activities after the final examination.

Invitation to join the seminar on discussion of the topic PAD and college students – On Friday September 19 from 6 pm at professor’s canteen at Chiang Mai University

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Thai Media Project – September 2008

More: Unlocking
the Thai world: Thai-language newspaper headlines

Somchai 1 CabinetKomchadluek, September 25, 2008

New cabinet lineup
New entrances – 12
Former members – 24
Core quota (Thaksin) – 8
PPP faction – 14
5 coalitions – 14
[On the bottle] Somchai 1 [cabinet]
(At the bottom) Komchadluek graphic

Thaksin shakes the bottle Komchadluek, September 25, 2008 
It reads: Thaksin shapes the Cabinet himself [literally "shakes the bottle of the Cabinet himself"] – Orarn to supervise the economy – Newin competes to enter the Cabinet – Chawalit failed [this later proved not to be the case as Chawalit was made a Deputy PM] – Sompong to sits Foreign Minister post –
Ladder given to PAD [meaning a way for PAD to climb back into normal politics] – Committee to be established to work with the 3rd Constitution Drafting Committee to discuss new politics [referring to the controversial moves to amend the constitution]

PM Somchai Komchadluek, September 18, 2008
It reads: House resolution votes Somchai to become Prime Minister by 298:163 – “I do not support the wrongdoer” –
Surapong asks to leave –
Many (are) aides of Yaowapa –
PAD considers to continue to fight or to dissolve [The people are Somchai and his wife Yaowapa who is Thaksin’s sister.]

AIA profits Phujatkan, September 18, 2008
It reads: AIA ordered to continue profit haul from Thailand [This seems to be another rabble rousing article criticizing AIA as a large foreign company making profits from Thailand.]

 

From Krungtepturakit, by Arun Sept 10, 2008 – Samak stabbed with a cooking fork



From Thairath, September 11, 2008 –  Don’t taste, don’t complain [a reference to the title of Samak’s TV show which translates to something like "Tasting… Complaining]
Out of PM position by the constitution

From Manager by Buncha/Kamin, September 10, 2008 –
Assembly of only 9 persons who successfully chased [away] Mak [Samak] – [This refers to the nine judges who handled down the ruling disqualifying Samak.]

Resurrecting SamakKrungthep Turakit,
Criticism (Tassana Vijarn), September 10, 2008
Title at top: 500 men + 1….
The cat says: Let’s jump over his coffin so that he revives and returns to his Prime Minister post. [Thais believe that if black cats jump over the coffin
of the dead, the ghost will become very fierce. These cats have the People Power Party logo on them.]
At the bottom: Fighting ghost to revive – awakening the ghost to sit up!!!

Reviving SamakNaewna, by Poj, September 12, 2008
It reads: Do not worry sir, we have restored respiration for you, you will go back to take the post soon.

Sorry for letting you down… Kao Lao Ruam Mitr by Tin, September 6, 2008
Sorry for letting you down…
Top left to right: Won’t quit [PAD protesters shaking their fists at a TV. Spit is coming out of the TV which symbolizes Samak saying he will not step down as PM.]
Won’t use a truncheon [Commander-in-Chief Anupong Paojinda is a Thai-style giant – He is known to have refused the orders of PM Samak to violently crack down on the PAD.]
Won’t join a Buddhist ceremony [The cartoon shows Tej Boonnak, the Foreign Minister, who resigned from the Samak administration. "Won’t join a Buddhist ceremony" means he won’t be involved with Samak.]
Bottom left to right: Won’t cut water and power [The man is Somsak Kosaisuk of the state enterprise unions and one of the PAD leaders. Unions had at one point threatened to cut utilities to support the PAD protest.]
Won’t be noticed by anyone [On the flag it says "New politics- don’t want outside people." Refers to the PAD demand for a mostly appointed parliament.]
Won’t report himself to the police nor move out of the place [On the banner it says "PAD get out." This refers to reports that fish in canals in Government House were dying because of pollution or lack of water circulation caused by the protesters.]

Good luck and bad luck Thai Rath; cartoon by Chai Ratchawat, September 6, 2008

Top left to right: The good luck is that oil prices go down
The bad luck is that fees for expressway are raised

The good luck is that we have a right to vote for the Bangkok governor
The bad luck is that the public will not be allowed to gather in a group of more than five persons [reference to the emergency decree prohibiting gatherings of people]

Bad luck is that the boat is sinking, good luck that some are able to run away.
[The man is Tej Boonnak, foreign minister, who resigned from the Samak government.]

The good luck is that a referendum will be held
The bad luck is that it will be voted on by those people who do not accept the 2007 Constitution [Refers to the pro-Thaksin groups and the People Power Party who oppose the present constitution imposed by the coup-era government.]

Bottom left to right: The good luck is that the government requires people to pay respect to the Court [It is an offense to criticize court decisions and over the past two years the judiciary has emerged as check and balance in the Thai political system.]

The bad luck is that 2,500 people have died without having any chance to testify in the Court [The courts were silent as police were allowed to engage in extra-judical killings related to the war on drugs.]

The bad luck is that the Prime Minister announces that implementation of the State of Emergency.

The good luck is that the Commander-in-Chief is not a greedy person [Shows Samak trying to push a soldier to violently crack down on the PAD. Current C-in-C Anupong is seen as a mellow and shrewd person who will not take advantage of the emergency decree to gain control for himself and his military allies. This is in contrast to the entire previous history of the military until the 1990s when soldiers would seize any opportunity to rule and control the civilian side of politics for their own benefit.]

 

Taste and Curse – Phutjatkuan, September 1, 2008
["Taste and Curse" is a mocking reference to Samak’s Chim Pai Bon Pai’s TV program]

1st row, left to right:
Panel 1 – WAIT
Panel 2 – Prime Minister, when will you allow me to fight the PAD? [This person appears to be the Interior Minister Kovit.]
Panel 3 – We have to wait until the PAD makes a false step–if not, we lose the area.

2nd row, left to right:
Panel 1 – And when will they make a false step? It is almost 100 days since the protest was started.
Panel 2 – Ah!
Panel 3 – This is it! The group’s false step occurred. They invaded and tried to seize the NBT!

3rd row, left to right:
Panel 1 – Even it is a small mistake of the PAD, we should take the opportunity.
Panel 2 – No, we’ll wait to see!
Panel 3 – Take a look at that… It gets started.

4th row, left to right:
Panel 1 – Let’s wait until the press and the academics curse the PAD and later we do it ourselves.

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