From Manager, August 15, 2018
Red Shirts: You said the war is still not ended… why don’t you and your family come to fight for yourself Maew? [“Maew” or “cat” is the nickname for former PM Thaksin.]
[The cartoonist points out the sacrifices Thaksin supporters have made for him, not only fighting the military in street protests, but also languishing in jail after making politically charged lese majeste comments.
Thaksin’s combative recent comments about the fight for justice only ending with ending with death or surrender (“We won’t lose as long as we fight. There is no war, only a battle. War will end when everything is over while the battle is about constant fighting”).
These comments were made at a gathering of the Pheu Thai Party in Hong Kong to celebrate Thaksin’s birthday.
Thaksin’s comments have led critics to contend that Thaksin is once again planning political trouble that will sacrifice his fervent followers in Thailand while Thaksin himself and his family are safely overseas.]