The new-born country is in the process of building its own identity

From Manager, March 4, 2014
Title: The new-born country is in the process of building its own identity. [refers to a group of Red Shirts in Chiang Mai province who announced that they want to establish a new state called the People’s Democratic Republic of Lanna]
On whiteboard at right: Culture of the Isan Lanna [Isan or Esarn is the Northeastern region of Thailand. Lanna is an ancient kingdom in the North of Thailand.]
Table on left wall: Class schedule for Red Shirts
On the back of woman in the front of the row: Commoner
Red Shirt leader Thida: Look at that model… people of Isan Lanna must not sit with their legs tucked back to one side or kneel down when giving a wai… A “wai” is a traditional Thai sign of greeting.]
[This refers to an incident when PM Yingluck attended the funeral of a riot police officer on February 23. For some reason, instead sitting in a customary position with legs to one side, Yingluck took this unusual position of squatting. This was photographed and widely ridiculed.]

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