Painting red buffaloes white


From Manager, January 12, 2014
Man: This one completely painted, take a candle from Aunty Nok Saek [referring to Thida Thavornseth, one of the core leaders of the Red Shirts]
Caption: Dyed buffaloes for sale
[The cartoon refers to the re-branding of the Red Shirt movement which includes changing to wearing white shirts and participate in candle-lit vigils to support the February 2 election.
The caption is a play on a Thai saying “dye a cat for sale” meaning to dye a common species of cat to make it look like a rare one so that the owner can sell at a better price. In this context it means the Red Shirt rank and file are being rebranded for use in supporting the government.]

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