From Komchadluek, December 11, 2012
Thaksin Shinawatra: Faster, we’re about to conquer it.
[The reference is to the government’s constant attempts to amend the constitution to allow Thaksin to return to Thailand as a free man.
This contrasts to the conventional wisdom after the last cabinet reshuffle when it was assumed that the move was to bring the party firmly under Shinawatra family control and keep radical Red Shirt voices sidelined. It was thought that the government was going to go slow on amending the charter for Thaksin and would concentrate on its long term survival and legitimacy.
However, within weeks it was clear that the government was still planning to move as quickly as possible to get the amendment process underway.
The Economist had an article correctly reporting this trend. Thaksin lobbyist Robert Amsterdam (and others) played up the angle that the government was going slow and not rushing on the constitution by pointing to the analysis of the past cabinet reshuffle and ignoring more recent developments that indicated there would be no slowdown in the government single goal–to create conditions for a Thaksin return.]
From Thairath, December 11, 2012
Cartoon title: On stage, backstage
On the target: ’50 Constitution
[This shows Pheu Thai Party members shooting at the constitution and hitting the scales of justice in the background.]
From Komchadluek, December 10, 2012
On the Democracy Monument figure: Constitution amendment