From Thairath, November 5, 2003
Cartoon title: Cut and reborn… ceaselessly…!
On the knife in Thaksin Shinawatra’s hand: Corruption suppression
In hands of officer: Demanding money to dismiss cases
On papers in cut-off hands on the floor: Refraining from performing duties; Harassing people; Breaking the laws themselves; Bribes; Resuming roles of influential persons
[The legacy of Thaksin’s time in power would seem to contradict this image of him as a graft buster or police reformer. However, this cartoon shows both the image that was presented to the public and the way Thaksin supporters in the countryside view Thaksin’s willingness to upset the existing order.]