From Komchadluek, January 21, 2013
Sign: Bangkok Governor
[This cartoon refers to Pol. Gen. Pongsapat Pongcharoen, a candidate for the upcoming Bangkok gubernatorial election from Pheu Thai Party, which the Red Shirt leadership have claimed as “their” candidate. This was in the context of calming down rebel Red Shirts who started protesting against the Yingluck government over its slowness on the issue of amnesty.
The Red Shirt leadership assured them that once a Pheu Thai candidate is elected Bangkok Governor, amnesty is even more certain. The ability of a sitting national government to capture the Bangkok governorship is seen to be a validation and approval of its policies and thus assure a stable rule.
The cartoonist contends that it is ironic that the Red Shirts promised to and then burned Bangkok in 2010, but now the candidate from the party vows to build a bright future for the city.
The raising of a power pole in the cartoon refers to Thaksin’s boast that the Pheu Thai Party could even run a power pole against the Democrat Party and win.]