From Manager, December 25, 2017
Reporters: This is his 9th watch… Rolex valued at almost 2 million [baht]… take the picture… Once he steps down from a tiger’s back, we will have evidence to charge him.
The tiger’s strip spell out the initials of the junta: NCPO [National Council for Peace and Order]
Caption: Today they may not be able to do anything to you…
[Refers to Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwan who is in trouble after been photographed wearing luxury items which apparently were never declared as part of his wealth. This would suggest to Thais that is Prawit is the recipient of kickbacks and other incentives that are part of the life and fortunes of the powerful.
This cartoon illustrates the idea of those who “ride a tiger find it difficult to get off” meaning a person in a high position finds it hard to step aside because they will no longer have the power to shield themselves from scrutiny and the ramifications of their actions while in power.
This cartoon implies that once Prawit is out of his position he may find himself under fire for his undeclared assets.]
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