The Wasted Revolution?


From Manager, April 4, 2016
Left, 2006 coup leader Sonthi Bunyaratkalin says: My revolution… having seized Thaksin’s assets in the amount of 70 thousand 6 thousand million [baht].

Right, 2014 coup leader Prayuth Chanocha says: My revolution… having seized Thaksin’s water bowls int he amount of 8 thousand 3 hundred 82 bowls.

Caption: Revolution two times… never been wasted.

[This compares the 2006 and 2014 coups. The 2006 coup resulted in Thaksin being stripped of 46 billion baht of his assets for under-declaring his wealth and using his position as prime minister to create government policy that was meant to enrich his family.
The cartoonist says that Prayuth’s great accomplishment to halt Thaksin was the seizure of red plastic water bowls with a Songrkan message from Thaksin on them.
The message is that Prayuth’s government has been too timid in not making sure Thaksin’s family is no longer able to finance a return to power or street protests by the Red Shirts.]

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