From Manager, September 28, 2015
On the line: How’s it going, Da?.. Are we able to slash Prayuth’s face? [meaning “are we able to embarrass him?”]
[People left to right are Darunee Kritboonyalai, Jom Petpradub and Pavin Chachavalpongpun. These are full-time critics of the junta who seek to hold protests overseas when the Thai PM appears.]
Caption: Really being slashed…
[To slash someone’s face is a Thai idiom meaning to embarrass or shame them.
The cartoon shows Red Shirt sympathizers trying to protest PM Prayuth at the U.N. Supporters of the junta point to the PM’s friendly handshake with U.S. President Obama and Thailand’s appointment as head of the G77 as proof that the international community was unphased by anti-Prayuth protests or the Thai coup. Thus the protesters themselves end up being slashed in the cartoon.]