From Manager, October 11, 2018
Left, Thaksin: I will fight the charge and never flee!
Middle, Yingluck: I will fight the charge and never flee!
Right, Thaksin’s son Panthongtae: I will fight the charge and never flee!
Caption: Look at his dad… and aunt… then we know whether what he is saying the true.
[Refers to Thaksin’s son Panthongtae “Oak” Shinawatra, who has been charged with money laundering. Entangling him in a legal case in the run up to the elections effectively prevents Thaksin from appointing him to head the Pheu Thai party and narrows his options to find a family member he can rely on.
The cartoonist makes the case that Thaksin and his family members always claim they will face the courts and never go into exile–but they always do.
Such claims were especially damaging in Yingluck’s case as she fled the morning of the reading of her verdict leaving other co-defendants who had believed her pledge not to flee to face long prison sentences alone.]