From Manager, November 19, 2018
Jatuporn: In this period, we can’t protest and burn the city like we did in past… We must make a coalition.
Weng: Ao… then what are we gonna do for a living?
Thida: That’s right… Our knowledge about medicine has already been forgotten.
Caption: The family business will fail.
[Refers to Weng Tojirakarn and Thida Thawornseth, husband and wife Red Shirt leaders. This couple, both doctors, were once members of the Communist Party of Thailand, then were opposed to Thaksin for a time, but were later recruited to the Red Shirt leadership to give the group a revolutionary aura.
Jatuporn, a Red Shirt leader who is known for making threats to commit arson during the protests in 2009-2010, recently denied a rumor that he would join with former yellow-shirt leader Sondhi Limthongkul to form the Pheu Chart Party which would be a coalition of both red and yellow shirt figures.
Jatuporn noted he has been banned from the politics due to past convictions. He did say he supported the Pheu Chart party, but this party is thought to be firmly under the control of the Pheu Thai and thus Thaksin.
All of recent conciliatory political talk, including grand coalitions after elections, means controversial figures like Weng and Thida may be left out in the cold.]