Songkran Cartoons 2016


From Daily News, April 13, 2016
Title: Enjoy Songkran

[The man holding the water pistol is PM Prayuth. Man in the purple shirt is Chaowalit Yongjaiyut. Man in yellow stripes is Abhisit Vejjajiva. The woman is Yingluck Shinawatra. The old man in the back is Mechai Ruchupan. The man in the green shirt is Suthep Thaugsuban. The man in a red shirt is Jatuporn Prompan. A sign banning Thaksin’s promotional red bowls in in the foreground.]
In the cartoon, the politicians are dancing around a ballot box implying that those politicians wish the junta to conduct the election soon in order to return their power again.
Holiday cartoons like this also reflect the wish to view politics as a sort of good-natured game as opposed to the life and death struggle it most often is.]


From Khaosod, April 13, 2016
Happy Songkran
Prayuth says: Must save water like this.
On the red flag: Senate can vote for the PM.

[Politicians such as Yingluck and Abhisit stand behind barbed wire at left. Constitution drafter Meechai holds a constitution plinth at right.]
A fog (probably representing Red Shirt leader Jatuporn) holding a red bowl mocks Thaksin supporters and the Thaksin red bowls that were seized by the military.]

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