Student Hero

From Arun, February 27, 2018
Inside a box on the top: left: Arun’s cartoon [white] Arun Watcharasawad [names of the cartoon column and the cartoonist]
Right: Miss Panida Yotpanya “Student from Mahasarakam University” who discloses the network of corruption of money for the poor
On the sheep: Money for the poor
Caption: Kid helps the sheep (a fable which Aesop hasn’t written yet.)

[Refers to Panida Yotpanya, a student from Mahasarakam University who exposed alleged corruption in projects helping destitute people at a Khon Kaen-based center where she was briefly a trainee.
This led to an investigation in several provincial protection centers for destitute people.
Aesop’s Fables are very well known in Thai education.
In the cartoon, it shows that in this case, the officials are wolves who prey on sheep representing money for the poor much in the manner of an Aesop’s fable.
Panida is considered a very unusual hero as she dared to speak up against the endemic corruption that most Thais simply have to accept.]

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