Making up news about the rice mortgage project

From Thairath, June 23, 2013
Cartoon title: Stamp, stamp, hurting… enough…?
On second man’s necktie: Democrat Party
On the hooded robe: Ordered to suppress the people; 100 dead bodies [refers to the clearance of the 2010 Red Shirt protest]
On rice sacks, from top down, left to right: Willing to undermine rice mortgage project; Make up news that rice is contaminated with poisonous substances; Make up news that the rice is rotted
On papers on the floor: Reduce the mortgage price
Phi Nooring: Poor farmers
Mouse: Vicious, cold-hearted

[This cartoon contends critics of the rice pledging program are only wanting to hurt farmers who are benefiting from the program.
The mouse man is artist Sia’s caricature of activist Sombat Boongamanong, whose nickname is Nuling (or “Mouse”). He always appears at the edge of Sia’s cartoons, often calling on human rights and reform.]

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