Weekly News Magazine, May 4, 2012

From Siamrath, May 4, 2012
The cover reads: Prem is not an opponent… ?
[Article is about hopes for reconciliation following a meeting between between Prem, who is the Red Shirts’ and Thaksin’s arch enemy, and Prime Minister Yingluck. It had been thought no rapprochement could happen at all after the endless invective against the Privy Council by Red Shirts. Thus the statements from the government that Prem is not an enemy after all has left some perplexed and leads to the suspicion that all the talk about resisting and killing aristocrats was simply a bargaining chip in Thaksin’s attempt to return to politics.]

From Matichon Weekend, May 4, 2012
The cover reads: He came in with an unofficial ticket
[Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra was allowed to enter the Britain after the British authorities shut him out in late 2008 after he was found guilty in the Ratchadaphisek land case. Thaksin was scheduled to watch a crucial football match between Manchester United and Manchester City. However, he can only manage to buy a regular (unofficial) ticket to watch a match instead of buying a VIP one. The weekly magazine jokes that unofficial ticket can take and fulfill Thakin’s need to watch football match, but “will any unofficial ticket bring Thaksin back to enter into Thailand?”]

From Nation Weekly, May 4, 2012
The cover reads: Celebrate ‘Coronation Day’
[From the article: On 5th of May, the coronation of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej takes place. His Majesty is the ninth King of the Chakri Dynasty. On 5 May of every year, the Thai people rejoice and express their affection and loyalty to him by organizing a celebration on his coronation day. On this day, His Majesty the King will also present royal decorations to people who have made a valuable contribution to the country.]

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