Songkran Cartoons 2017

From Post Today, April 13, 2017
Title: Cool and enjoy [pink] Great Songkran ๒๕๖๐ [2017]

[The cartoon shows the current situation the junta is facing in both politics and the economy. The top shows that the junta led by PM Prayuth Chan-ocha, in a red shirt, pushing a boat that contains Somkid Jatusripitak, head of the government economic team. US President Donald Trump is spraying the boat. The man in yellow (we think) is Dr. Veerthai Santiprabhob, governor of the Bank of Thailand. This shows the jitters that President Trump’s caused with criticism of Thailand trade account surplus with the U.S.
At the bottom PM Prayuth, Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwan and Meechai Ruchuphan (head of the Constitution Drafting Committee) are splashing water and making a sand castle that looks like a constitution plinth.]

From Matichon, April 12, 2017
Title: Hello. [on the flag] Songkran ๒๕๖๐ [2017]

[PM Prayuth Chan-ocha is under a chicken mask since this is the year of the rooster in the Chinese calendar. Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwan is holding balloons like a child. The shape of the balloons refers to the deals to purchase weapons, such as tanks, submarine and planes, from China.
On the elephant is the Songkran’s Goddess and her followers.]

From Daily News, April 13, 2017
Title: Feeling cool nationwide. [green] Great Songkran [yellow] ๒๕๖๐ [2017]

[On the constitution plinth at top right is Meechai Ruchuphan, head of the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC). The people on the road are politicians Suthep in a green shirt, Abhisit in a blue shirt and the woman is Yingluck. The submarine refers to the junta giving a green light for the navy to purchase submarines from China. The man in the pickup truck straining at his seat belt refers to the controversial rule banning people from traveling in pickup beds. Normally throngs of young people stand in the back of pickups to throw buckets of water, but this new rule would prevent that. The junta backtracked on the rule right after facing the fierce criticism from the public.]

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