From Manager, January 17, 2013
Frog on the left: Pig!? [Moo]
Frog on the right: Power pole!?
Caption: Problem of the Bangkokians now
[The world “pig” in Thai is “moo” which is also nickname of the current Bangkok governor MR. Sukhumbhand Paripatra. “Power pole” refers to a comment Thaksin Shinawatra made to the the Red Shirt movement gathered at Bonanza in Khao Yai. He boasted that if MR. Sukhumbhand runs for another term, then the Pheu Thai Party will surely win the election even if they nominate a power pole.
There is a saying in Thai, “frogs choose master” referring to people who choose their master, but always end up choosing the bad one. In this cartoon it could imply that the Bangkok people are like frogs electing a master and ending up voting for a bad one (in the cartoonist’s opinion).]
From Manager, January 18, 2013
Power pole: Thaksin made that parrot Prime Minister… Making me a governor shouldn’t be hard.
Caption: Deep-down hope of the power pole
[The parrot refers to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, sister of Thaksin. She is criticized for meaningless talk especially to reporters.]
From Komchadluek, January 14, 2013
Thaksin Shinawatra: Okay!! I’ll nominate that power pole for the Bangkok governor election.