January 16, 2003
Caption: How many now?… Cold-hearted parents
[This references the common Thai news story of disgruntled parents–sometimes on drugs or alcohol–holding children or infants hostage and sometimes harming them. These are most often televised standoffs with police that are widely covered by the press.
These were featured prominently in the press during the Thaksin years as public concern was high and the Thai Rak Thai Party pledged to tackle these social ills.]