Political Conspiracies

From Manager, May 31, 2017
Title: After overthrowing the PM… they will come back to overthrow the former PM
On the wall of the building in Thai: Democrat
The man at the desk is former PM Abhisit Vejjajiva

[Refers to a rumor about a conflict between Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva and party members who were members of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) led by former Democrat member Suthep Thaugsuban. The PDRC led protests against the amnesty bill for Thaksin and the charter rewrite of the Pheu Thai led government. These protests led to a coup which toppled the Pheu Thai.
The PDRC factions are represented by colored whistles to refer to the whistle-blowing protest tactics of the PDRC.
These rumors, denied by all sides, focused on PDRC factions wishing to support moves after the elections to form a military-led government vs the core Democrat Party wishing to ensure the military is frozen out of politics.]

From Naewna, May 31, 2017
Caption: Four parties join hands against a military party..? Denounce those guys.
[Refers to the four-party model recommended by former Democrat Party’s leader Bhichai Rattakul. It called on the main political parties (Democrat, Pheu Thai, Chartthaipattana and Bhumjaithai) to join hands after the coming elections to prevent the military from exploiting the fractured political situation to appoint their own PM under the new charter.
This proposal was quickly rejected, particularly by the current Democrat leadership, who contended they could not join hands with a party (the Pheu Thai) that has tolerated slurs against the monarchy (via the Red Shirts) and used violent protests in 2009 and 2010 to topple the government.
The cartoonist is denouncing those groups of politicians because they cannot join their hands as their nature is that they are greedy dogs competing over the spoils of government.]

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