From Manager, March 23, 2016
Meechai: Can I have my underwear please… Being naked like this, how can I dare to meet people?
Caption: The last hope… of a person who drafts the constitution.
[Refers to Meechai Ruchupan, a head of the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC). This cartoon shows a power of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO, the junta) which has steamrolled Meechai’s drafting committee.
Meechai has been pressured from both the public and the NCPO over articles in the charter draft. For example, a fully appointed senate is controversial, but Meechai has had to meekly accede to the junta’s demands that it be part of the charter. Here the lack of his power and authority is portrayed as him being stripped naked and raped by the army.]