Weekly News Magazines, April 5, 2013

Nation Weekend _5 April 2013

From Nation Weekend, April 5, 2013
Cover reads: Phi Mark khaaaa [Mark is nickname of the Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva. What is the meaning here? Is it sort of mocking Yingluck for her explanations when she has had to reply in parliament?]
Banner on the left reads: The country’s debts creating the people’s incomes: the Pheu Thai Party
[Reference is to a series of problems Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been facing, from the case of her lending Baht 30 million to the Ad Index Company own by her husband Anusorn Amornchat to the Act of Baht 2.2 trillion loan. Even though the act was voted through the first agenda in the Parliament on March 28, the Democrat Party, the leader in the opposition side in the Parliament, vowed to continue to investigate the agenda in an attempt to terminate it. Apart from the Democrat Party, joining in the bandwagon of those who oppose to the act include senators from the Group of 40 and the Green Group led by Suriyasai Katasila, a former key leader of the People Alliance for Democracy (PAD).]

Matichon Weekly_5 April 2013

From Matichon Weekly, April 5, 2013
Cover reads: Opposing-half heartedly
[Refernce is to a feature written by a famous Thai Rath columnist. The feature of April 2 gives a number of reasons why Abhisit Vejjajiva, the leader of the Democrat Party, was not able to oppose to the agenda on the 2007 Constitution amendment by claiming that it is not done for the people, but for the benefit of politicians. In conclusion, the feature suggests that the Democrat Party once did the same thing: amended the constitution for political reasons.]

ASTVผู้จัดการสุดสัปดาห์_6 April 2013

From ASTVManager, April 6, 2013
Cover reads: Phi Mak… Fever
[Reference is to a Thai movie entitled “Phi Mak Phra Khanong”, a comedy concerning a spirit of a woman, “Mae Nak” who died giving birth to her first child. After death, the ghost hangs around the house waiting for her husband, “Mak”, to return home from serving in the military. A satirical version of the classic ghost original named “Mae Nak Phra Khanong”, the movie makes around Baht 180 million after the first week not to mention positive feedback from viewers.]

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