Triggering the Red Shirts

From Naewna, March 29, 2017
Buffalo: Reconciliation.
Rat: Shin corp taxes.
Prayuth: Do not take this wrong. We only want to get this rat, it does not mean it effects the reconciliation issue.

[This cartoon comments that by going after Thaksin for back taxes the junta risks the ire of the Red Shirt movement (here represented derisively by a buffalo). This is because the Red Shirt movement acts on Thaksin’s behalf as when protest was threatened and then carried out in response to the confiscation of Thaksin’s assets in 2010. To attack Thaksin over the back taxes issue means real reconciliation with the Red Shirts and the Pheu Thai Party (both controlled by Thaksin) is impossible.]

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