Remembering the Thaksin Years: Time to Shoot Those Involved in Drugs

From Thairath, January 17, 2003
Cartoon title: Don’t live on the same land
Sign in Thaksin Shinawatra’s hands: Drug traffickers, loss of treasure, loss of lives
On the floor: Amphetamine drug trafficking cartel
On arm of a man: Politicians
On back of a man: Civil servants

[The wholesale liquidation of drug suspects during Thaksin’s time as prime Minister was widely popular across the political spectrum. In a nation where local courts and police are firmly wrapped up in local power politics and corruption, the idea of a strong central government deciding to wipe out as many people connected with the drug trade as they can is seen as a commonsense solution.]

Also: How many died in the drug purges?

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