From Manager, June 25, 2015
Pol. Gen. Somyot at the doorway: Sir, I’ve already checked the reaction of the public… towards a casino… and I’d like to report a result to you.
Caption: No need to report it?
[Refers to the proposal of legalizing casinos proposed by Police chief Pol Gen Somyot Poompunmuang. The idea has been criticized by the public and PM Prayuth dismissed it.
The idea, a holdover from Thaksin’s time as PM, is criticized as a boon for foreign interests to funnel money to connected politicians as well as launder money for them.
Thai editorial cartoonists often portray foreigners as long and hook nosed–perhaps with even a anti-Semitic bent. Who are the two other men at the table?]