From Manager, July 12, 2018
Caption: Ying Louis’s party is also getting sucked in.
Ying Louis: Help please… P’ Jiew is getting sucked in!
[Big Jiew is Chavalit Yongchaiyudh, former army chief and prime minister. Ying Louis is Big Jiew’s ex-wife.
This cartoon references Big Jiew’s recent marriage characterized here as the new wife sucking up Jiew in a vacuum cleaner.
This characterization makes a joke on the recent political upheavals than have seen mass defections of prominent politicians mainly to pro-military parties. This was the way Thaksin once built his political majorities.
Now many of these same MPs who were on Thaksin’s payroll will be elected once again, but will switch to supporting pro-military parties.
So the joke is that Jiew is being sucked away from his old wife’s political party and into the camp of the new wife.]
More on Thai-style political sucking or absorbing:
From 2002 during the Thaksin years: Political vacuum cleaners
2018: Who is sucking in whom?
2018: Absorbing is the Thai Way
2018: Fertilizing the junta party with crap of the past