From Nation Weekend, August 1, 2014
Cover reads: Twinkle Angel
[Reference is to married life of Jenny Thienphosuwan, a famous actress, and Chonsawat Assavahame, notorious local politician of Samut Prakan Province. The marriage was ended after less than one year since the day she sweetly announced it was over at a press conference organized in the living room of Chonsawat’s residence. This contrasted with earlier social media photos showing Jenny had been beaten.]
From Matichon Weekly, August 1, 2014
Cover reads: Jenny uprising
[Reference is to the divorce of Jenny Thienphosuwan, a famous actress, and Chonsawat Assavahame, notorious local politician of Samut Prakan Province. The divorce is unconditional, and Jenny only asked for the 7.5 million-baht Porsche she bought with her own money, or a sum of equal amount.]
From ASTV Manager Weekly, August 2, 2014
[The black cover is related to the order of the National Council for Peace and Order on July 26. The order was to relay the NCPO’s discontent with the ASTV Manager Weekly, July 26-August 1 issue concerning its comments on the 2014 interim constitution and the juntas overwhelming power. This current issue’s cover story gives detailed explanations on the issues the NCPO claimed were inaccurate (see below).]
The title reads: ASTV Manager Weekly insist that they performed their duty as the media honestly.
Section 44 = The NCPO’s head [Gen. Prayuth] is the father of every institution?
[Content of the article in frame is a quotation of Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, head of the NCPO explaining the country’s political situation leading to his decision to stage a coup. The issue that the junta seems sensitive about is that they have complete power over all parts of the Thai world. This was likely their problem with the Economist article as well.
More on this here: Manager Group weekly news magazine under pressure from the junta]
Above: Manager Weekly shows other newspapers’ reporting on the military-dominated NLC
Top: Thai Post’s headline: Military forces share the NLC [the national legislative council] cake; Prajin [ACM Prajin Juntong, Air Force’s commander in chief. revealed the Air Force receives a quota of 20 seats/the parliament decorated, the hall awaiting
Komcahdluek: Air Force, 20 seats in NLC
The title reads: Jintanat opens up, terminating the ASTV Manager Weekly temporarily, relaying the message to Phoo Yai [meaning senior or influential people, in this context referring to the NCPO] “don’t bully us too much”