From Thairath, November 19, 2003
Cartoon title: Be more conscious and responsible to society
Sign on model reads: Symbol of model who wantd to go on international stage
Sign carried by band on the left reads: Cultural crisis
[An interesting preoccupation of the Thaksin political clique was a moral conservatism.
This resulted in promoting international fashion shows, but threatening promoters if over-revealing clothes or nudity was shown. Likewise, gay-pride gatherings in Chiang Mai were harassed by Thaksin supporters and had to be cancelled. In Bangkok, Thaksin insisted that nightlife be strictly confined to predefined areas.
These policies were generally popular with the Thai public that generally feels that dangers from a licentious outside world are impacting gentile Thai ways.]