Thaksin the Hero of Other Nations

From Manager, October 9, 2012
Cartoon title: Many countries consider Thaksin as their hero.
On the left foundation of the Thaksin statue:  Pol. Lt. Col. Thaksin Shinawatra is the man who makes us win over Preah Vihear
[In the background is Cambodia. Thaksin opponents blame him for Thailand’s loss of control of 4.6 sq. kms. of land on the Thai-Cambodia border.]
On the right foundation of the Thaksin statue: Pol. Lt. Col. Thaksin Shinawatra is the man who makes our country become the world’s number one in rice exports.
[In the background is Vietnam which has overtaken Thailand as the world’s leading rice exporter after the Thai government’s rice mortgage policy caused buyers to turn to rice from Vietnam and India.]

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