Remembering the Thaksin Years: Oppose the Drug Purges? Are You Thai?

From Thairath, March 6, 2003
Cartoon title: Are you Thai?
On arm: Human right academics
On knife blade: United Nations
On packet in sitting man’s hand: Ya ba [amphetamines]
On briefcase: Money derived from Ya ba trafficking
[The extra-judicial killings of drug suspects was widely popular, but criticized by human rights organizations.
Thaksin bristled at criticism of his drug policies. When asked about a UN envoy beings sent to Thailand to gather facts on the mass deaths, Thaksin famously replied, "The United Nations is not my father. I'm not worried about any UN visit to Thailand on this issue. A UN envoy can come any time to make observations."]

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