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Needling thailand's looters

A hatred for politicians is the sole inspiration for Jakkai Siributr's latest exhibition

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Jakkai Siributr's latest exhibition, "Plunder", at Yavuz Fine Art in Singapore, is in a sense a haunted house. A political one, that is, with 39 Thai civil servant uniforms hanging lifelessly all over the room, and each has, in varying places, the familiar face of a Thai politician roughly embroidered on. 

Walking among faces resembling Thaksin Shinawatra, his sister Yingluck and ex-prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva (Suthep Thuagsuban should be somewhere _ at the time of the exhibition he hadn't yet resigned to ask people to withhold their taxes), one only has to be Thai or someone who has lived in the country for some time to shudder and nod (maybe with satisfaction) while looking at these faces so grotesquely portrayed.

"My hatred for politicians is my sole inspiration for this exhibition," said Jakkai of what his work articulates.

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