From Manager, October 6, 2016
Left, Thaksin: I don’t need to pay you to discredit this current government anymore… because there are some people do that for free.
Red shirts: Who?
Right, Thaksin: These two.
Thaksin points at Prawit Wongsuwan [the deputy PM, actually the most powerful figure in the government, who has come under fire for a trip to Hawaii on a chartered Thai Airways plane] and Preecha Chan-o-cha [the prime minister’s brother who is embroiled in corruption allegations]
[This refers to the belief that Red Shirt leaders act only as paid agitators for Thaksin. However, this time around, the cartoonist jokes that figures in the junta are discrediting the government by their corrupt activities.]