From Manager, September 12, 2017
Deputy PM Prawit: Which route do you want to escape, Oak… like your dad? …or your aunt? Then, we can prepare to facilitate you in advance…
Caption: It’s good to prepare it now.
[Oak is the nickname of Thaksin’s son Panthongtae Shinawatra.
This cartoon refers Thaksin’s son Panthongtae Shinawatra who is facing accusations in a money laundering case involving Krung Thai Bank in 2008.
The junta’s popularity has taken a hit after former PM Yingluck fled a court ruling. The public at large, and those who support the junta in particular, have felt that the military is lying when they say they have no idea how Yingluck escaped. The widespread belief is that the military made a deal with Thaksin to allow her to flee and that their subsequent surprise at Yingluck’s escape is an outright lie.
The cartoon shows Deputy PM Prawit, the most influential person in the junta, likewise negotiating with Thaksin’s son so he too may flee overseas.]