From Manager, December 23, 2015
[Thai courts are symbolized by a spirit house which has a name in Thai that is the same as “court.”]
Above left: Thaksin urinates on the Thai court: Look here… the blasted court.
Above right, Thaksin pays respect to Thai court: Please punish them… giving me fair justice… salute [to you].
Below left, Thaksin urinates on the Thai court: Look here… the blasted court.
Below right, Thaksin pays respect to Thai court: Please punish them… giving me fair justice… salute [to you].
Caption: The day after tomorrow.
[This is meant to illustrate the ever-changing attitudes of Thaksin and his supporters towards the courts.
During times when the courts have cases that might impact his governments negatively, Red Shirts are sent to surround court buildings with demands that judges resign and be replaced with Red Shirt nominees. The courts are also threatened with constitutional amendments to strip them of their powers. (This goes all the way back to the key demand of the 2009 Red Shirt protest in Bangkok when Constitutional Court judges were given an ultimatum to resign or face the wrath of the people.)
At other times, Thaksin and his supporters take the opposite tact and files cases against their opponents. At those times they solemnly ask everyone to respect the court’s decision and publicly state that they believe justice will be done and the courts will rule in their favor.]