Weekly News Magazines, April 7-25, 2017

From Nation Weekend, April 7, 2017
Main cover reads: Mafia of the AEC ‘Sisouk Daoheuang’

[Refers to the arrest of wanted Laotian drug kingpin Sisouk Daoheuang who is believed to be associated with Xaysana’s drug network which spreading out across ASEAN. AEC refers to the ASEAN Economic Community.]

Top: Songkran [yellow] civil war [white] fire of revenge is blazing?
[We could not find any article in the magazine related to this headline.]

From Matichon Weekly, April 7-13, 2017
Main cover reads: You stop, but the ‘roadmap’ doesn’t.

[Refers to Thaksin who recently posted on Facebook that he has already stopped doing things to interfere with the junta. He asked then asked the junta when they would stop attacking him.
This cover uses Thaksin’s saying to illustrate that although Thaksin claims he as stopped his political activities, the junta will still keep going forward following their road map to reform the country including forcing a reconciliation among political groups.]

Left: Billionaire ‘Charoen’ doesn’t stop to increase his wealth by launching another ‘billions’ investment project

[Refers to billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, owner of TCC Group, who launched a 120-billion-baht investment project called ‘One Bangkok’ making the largest-ever property investment in a single site in Thailand.]

From Manager Weekly, April 8-14, 2017
Main cover reads: The constitution given by the King. The first step for the reform of the country for all Thai people.

[Refers to H.E. King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun giving a signed constitution to PM Prayuth.]

From Lokwannee, April 15-21, 2017
Main cover reads: State is overlapped by state? Power is overlapped by power?

[This cover raises concern that, although the constitution was signed and would lead to an election, the junta still seems to have power over the elected government and their absolute power under Article 44 can trump the constitution.]

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