Shinawatras Protected by the Buffaloes


From Manager, November 29, 2012
Thaksin Shinawatra says to his sister: Stuff in as much as you can, Nong Daw. Don’t worry about those who are making noise outside. So long as we have these 15 million buffaloes to prevent them, we can keep stuffing ourselves…

[Nong Daw, the woman sitting opposite to Thaksin, is Thaksin’s sister Yaowapha Wongsawat and wife of former prime minister Somchai Wongsawat. She is said to be one of the most influential person in Pheu Thai Party. They are stuffing themselves with rice which refers to accusations of corruption in the government’s rice mortgage policy which the Democrats tried to expose during the censure debate. The cartoon explains that the government–and the powerful Shinawatra family members who control it from behind the scenes–are impervious to oversight as long as the they have the Red Shirts to protect them.]

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