>Chai Ratchawatr

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When he began drawing cartoons 30-odd years ago, Somchai Katanyutanont never imagined that someone would throw bags of toads at his house.

Better known as Thai Rath’s political cartoonist Chai Ratchawatr, Somchai has had to put up with people throwing a lot of things at him – mostly insults and threats… and the occasional toad.

“I had mocked Chalerm Ubamrung, who was a minister at the time, as a toad. One day I went home and caught someone red-handed throwing these bags into my house!

“But it was kind of funny.”

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