From Thairath, August 27, 2002
Title: Guerrilla strategy
Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is hugging farmers and poor people.
On his shirt: Workshop to solve the problems and [the problems of the] poor
On the two men in the background: Academics; NGO
[“Guerrilla strategy” refers to the strategy of the Thai Communist Party to defeat the government by controlling the whole rural mass. The cartoonist shows the strategy of Thaksin, who begins to control the rural mass, by showing his devotion to him. Academics and NGO were derided by Thaksin for their criticism of Thaksin’s methods and his attempts to squash all opposition.]