From Manager, December 19, 2016
Left, Dhammakaya’s followers: Don’t let them arrest Luong Pho… Don’t let them arrest Luong Pho.. Don’t let them arrest Luong Pho…
Caption below: Are praying…
Right, police: I can arrest Luong Pho… I can arrest Luong Pho… I can arrest Luong Pho… I can arrest Luong Pho… [meaning they hope they can apprehend him]
Caption below: Also are praying
[The police have attempted to arrest Dhammakaya temple abbot Dhammachayo over a money laundering case. However, their attempts have been thwarted many times due to Dhammachayo’s followers acting as human shields.
The Thai word “Luong Pho” mimics “Luang Pho” meaning “respected elder monk.” However, in the cartoonist’s view, Dhammachayo is not respected and does many weird things. So, the cartoonist changes the word to “Luong” means “lost” implying that the monk is lost from Buddhist principles.]