From Manager, October 19, 2014
PM Prayuth: How did Lerm say like this!? He said this coup is good for Pheu Thai party…Thaksin should sent 12 boxes of first class wines to us!?
On the newspaper: Chalerm says the coup benefits Pheu Thai.
Caption: Lerm may say it too late.
[Refers to Chalerm’s interview about Thailand’s political situation. He said that the coup benefits Thaksin and Pheu Thai party because it helps to solve many internal conflicts among the party, such as between the Red Shirts and the Pheu Thai members. Therefore, he said Thaksin should give PM Prayuth expensive wine as a gift of appreciation.
We think the point of this cartoon is that Gen. Prawit, pictured at the table, has close ties with Thaksin and, at the same time, he is a key person behind the coup. Therefore, the cartoonist suspects ties between the two and that Gen. Prawit has been thanked with wine by Thaksin already.]