From Manager, May 16, 2017
Chavalit: I’ve already been through everything… I could be whatever I wanted to be… did whatever I wanted to do… Now I’m 85… what else do I need to do?
On the signs from left to right: Kongmin [chancellor and regent of the state of Shu Han during the Chinese Three Kingdoms period. Chavalit is praised as “Kongmin” due to his extensive political experiences.], army chief [Chavalit was army chief and one of the few who decided to form a political party to gain political power instead of trying to wield extra-electoral power behind the scenes or conduct a coup], Prime Minister, Mekong [River]
[Refers to former PM Chavalit Yongchaiyudh who promised the Northeastern people that if he became the PM and could not solve the problems of the region, he would jump into the Mekong River.
Chavalit’s turn at PM brought the worldwide currency collapse of 1997 and impoverished the nation (as well as many others). Events turning his failed time as PM also stage the stage for Thaksin’s emergence as a political power.
Thus, the cartoonist says all that is left for him is to jump in the river for his many failures.]