Thai Editorial Cartoons About the Report on the 2010 Protest Deaths

From Komchadluek, September 19, 2012
On the book’s spine: TRCT document. The men in black really exist.
[TRCT is the Truth for Reconciliation Commission of Thailand. Revealed to the public on September 17, a significant part of the report insists on the existence of the “men in black” whom the Abhisit government accused of killing soldiers and being related to the Red Shirt guards.]


From Manager, September 19, 2012
In hand of the man in the middle: Summary of the TRCT investigation
Top right caption: Demons are scared of the light.
Demons [Red Shirt leaders and their followers represented by buffaloes]: Aarggh!…
[The man holding the Truth for Reconciliation Commission of Thailand’s (TRCT) report is Khanit na Nakorn, chairman of the TRCT.]

From Thai Rath, September 17, 2012
Cartoon title: Out to kill more before leaving
On left arm, above head of man in glasses: Dictatorship
On right arm: Order to suppress the people
On the book being held by Khanit na Nakorn, chairman of the Truth for Reconciliation Commission of Thailand (TRCT): Summary of the TRCT investigation
Above the bullets: Men in black
Street signs from top: Kok Wua intersection, Ratchaprasong
Man with candle in hand is Somchai Homla-or, another TRCT member: It’s just like a family fight.
Skull: Hundreds of thousands of bullets.
Mouse man (Pi Nooring): Sacrificed even their own lives.
Mouse: Asking for democracy, but accused of being terrorists in return.

From Komchadluek, September 20, 2012
The man is Khanit na Nakorn, chairman of the Truth for Reconciliation Commission of Thailand (TRCT). He holds a tablet like Moses that reads: Summary of the TRCT investigation

From Manager, September 21, 2012
Khanit na Nakorn, chairman of the Truth for Reconciliation Commission of Thailand (TRCT): Have some grass with iodine, then I’ll show you something. [meaning the Red Shirt buffalo need iodine to promote brain activity]
Foreground caption: For some groups of people, Khun Khanit needs to help them [understand].
The papers Khanit holds: Summary of the TRCT investigation

From Thai Rath, September 15, 2012
Cartoon title: Every lost life is a lesson for living people.
Left: Hit and run. [referring to the police officer killed by the Red Bull heir]
Middle: Shot a man, but still shows up proudly in the Parliament. [The reference is to Samut Sakhon Democrat MP Khanchit Tapsuwan, a prime suspect in the Christmas Day 2011 murder of Samut Sakhon Provincial Administration Organization president and Pheu Thai Party member Udon Kraiwatnussorn.]
The signs from top read: Gas station in Samut Sakhon province. Clean washroom.
Right: Killed 98, but still at large.
The signs from top read: Kok Wua intersection, Ratchaprasong, Democracy and asking for justice.
Moune man (Pi Nooring): Poor guys.
Mouse: Bring in those who ordered the killing to punish them.

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