From Manager, March 29, 2017
ML Pridiyathorn Devakula: The country can’t go back to the time of using the three soldiers!!
On the left sign: National oil corporation
On the right sign: The NCPL corporation
Three soldiers on the sign, left to right: Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda, Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwan, PM Prayuth Chan-ocha
Caption: “Auy” must forget that… now we are still using three soldiers.
[Refers to the call from former deputy prime minister Pridiyathorn Devakula, whose nickname is “Auy,” to stop the plan to establish the national oil corporation as in the past under the brand of “Three Soldiers.”
According to him, this plan will centralize all authority in the management and allocation of national energy in one organization. The logo of the soldiers also emphasizes the point that the Thai military are interwoven into this key national resource.
This cartoon implies that even though we do not yet have the “Three Soldiers” oil corps again, Pridiyathorn forgets that he is living in the era of three powerful soldiers–Gen. Anupong Paojinda, Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan and Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who all play crucial roles in the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to govern the country.]