Tilted justice

From Thairath, April 10, 2014
Cartoon title: Will justice ever return?
On the silhouette’s head: Decent and moral person [referring to a judge]
On the judge’s robe: Injustice; sloppy; taking sides
Left man in arms of the judge is Suthep Thuagsuban, secretary-general of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee.
On Suthep’s shirt: PDRC [the People’s Democratic Reform Committee]
Paper in Suthep’s hand: seize governmental offices, become a sovereign state
Band the on head of man in the middle: PAD [the People’s Alliance for Democracy. The man is supposed to Sondhi Limthongkul, owner of the ASTV Manager Group and key leader of the PAD.]
Paper in Sondhi’s hand: occupied the airport, yet remains at large
Paper in hand of man behind Sondhi: occupied the government’s House, yet not jailed
Skull: We’re killed and jailed.
Road sign: Kok Wua Intersection
In the hands of death: Order to suppress the people; 100 dead bodies
On clock in the hands of Yingluck Shinawatra: Fair and just
Phi Nooring: Must ask for it
Mouse: Asking for justice
[This cartoon expresses the Red Shirt claim that the supposedly independent bodies that are ruling on the government–like the courts–are siding with the anti-Thaksin forces.]

From Thairath, April 11, 2014
Left, man: Why are we looking at the Leaning Tower of Pisa? It doesn’t look leaning to me. [Woman in wheelchair is supposed to be the caretaker premier Yingluck Shinawatra.]
Right, man: But the balance in our country, it’s absolutely tilted.
[Those who oppose Thaksin, just like the Red Shirts, also claim that justice is unbalanced in Thailand. In particular how the Yingluck-led government was able to reverse the cases the previous government had brought against Red Shirt leaders and charge opposition figures instead and how the ruling party expresses a desire to rewrite the constitution so that courts or other regulatory bodies cannot oversee its actions.]

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