Weekly News Magazine, June 22, 2012

From Nation Weekly, June 22, 2012
The cover reads: Step back to move forward
[Article summary: The Pheu Thai party realized that there was no point to pressure House Speaker Somsak to defy the Constitutional Court and go for a third reading of the constitutional amendment bill to establishment of a 99-member constitutional drafting assembly. It took a step back to wait for a better time. In the cover photo it shows the back of Privy Councillor Prem implying that powers outside of parliament resisted the move to redraft the constitution.]

From Matichon Weekend, June 22, 2012
The cover reads: 24th June, the biggest day – the Coup d’etat and the Constitution
[Article summary: Siamese Revolution of 1932 or the Siamese Coup d’état of 1932 was a crucial turning point in Thai history in the 20th century. The revolution or the coup d’état was a bloodless transition on 24 June 1932 in which the system of government in Siam was changed from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy. The revolution was brought about by a group of military and civilians who formed Siam’s first political party, Khana Ratsadon (Peoples’ Party). The revolution ended 150 years of absolutism under the House of Chakri and almost 700 years of absolute rule of kings in Thai history. The revolution was a product of global historical change as well as social and political changes domestically. The revolution also resulted in the people of Siam being granted their first constitution.]

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