Help out or win out?

From Thairath, November 8, 2019
Title: Uncle Tu’s story titled ‘The Lion and the mouse (ant)
Ant: I come here to help in return of your kindness.
Phi Nooring: Making up his own story.
Mouse: Wants to be a hero.

[Refers to PM Prayuth suggesting Thai fable “The Elephant and the Ant” to the Chinese PM during his visit to Thailand to attend the ASEAN Summit. This story is similar to Aesop’s Fable “The Lion and the Mouse” as they teach not to underestimate someone who is smaller than you. In this content, it means a small country, like Thailand, can help a big country, China.
However, the cartoonist accuses PM Prayuth of making up his own fable because there was a question as to whether the two stories were mixed up by PM Prayuth.
In the Lion and the Mouse, the mouse helps the lion in return for his kindness in not killing him. However, in the Elephant and the Ant, the ant can actually beat the elephant. Thus, it is likely Prayuth did not intend to suggest a fable to the Chinese PM that resulted in Thailand somehow conquering China.]

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