From Manager, October 3, 2018
Somkid to PM Prayuth: I ordered those four people to be lures in order to check what will happen when we go out.
On the sign: Phalang Phacharat
[Refers to the recent official launch of new political party Phalang Pracharat Party. This group announced it would support PM Prayuth to become the PM again after the next elections. Deputy PM Somkid Jatusripitak is known as the man behind the sformation of this party.
In the cartoon, the four founders of the party are Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana as the party’s leader, Commerce Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong, Minister of Science and Technology Suvit Maesincee and Minister Attached to the Prime Minister’s Office Kobsak Pootrakool.
Thais would interpret these government ministers coming out and revealing their party and its support for Prayuth as a trial balloon to gauge public opinion for the junta.]