The elderly soldier

From Thairath, March 15, 2014
Jatuporn Promphan is saying: I bring the people to ask you to be our last reliance, sir!
Signs from front: Stop the PDRC mob [PDRC stands for the People’s Democratic Reform Committee.]; stop support those who want to topple the government; stop giving orders to the judges; stop the bureaucratic regime; stop intervening in the executive authority; stop intervening in the legislative power
Phi Nooring: We’re the people.
Mouse: Don’t destroy democracy.
[The man saying this is Jatuporn Promphan, the new chairman of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), better known as the Red Shirts. The old man in a military officer’s uniform is Gen. Prem Tinsulanont.
Jatuporn’s statement refers to Gen. Prem’s comment while he was reading a sign with a quote by the late Gen. Kris Sivara. The quote said that soldiers stand on the noble honor that the Thai people look up for them as their last reliance.
When making the quote, Prem was obviously sending a signal that the military should step in to halt the chaos of current protests as well as prevent the Yingluck government from granting Thaksin amnesty.
The cartoonist contends that Gen. Kris’s comment should be used, not to maintain law and order, but to defend the voters who voted for the Pheu Thai and want to see Thaksin returned to power.]

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