Weekly News Magazines, August 14-21, 2015

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From Nation Weekend, August 14, 2015
Main cover reads: Pom’s brother. People’s fate.
[The man is Gen. Teerachai Nakwanich. This refers to the coming appointment of the new army chief which a competition between PM Prayuth’s brother Gen.Preecha Jan-O-Cha and Gen Prawit Wongsuwan’s close ally Gen.Teerachai Nakwanich. Gen Prawit’s nickname is Pom.]

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From Lokwannee, August 17, 2015
Main cover reads: Be born… it will be disabled
Not be born… it will still die inside
Small words along belly: Constitution born from the NCPO’s uterus
[Refers to the new draft constitution under the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) which now faces a lot of criticism and challenges.]

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From Matichon Weekly, August 14-20, 2015
Main cover reads:  Already done… by Pa’s school (transition)
The two army men are Gen. Teerachai Nakwanich [left] Gen.Preecha Jan-O-Cha [right]
The two policemen are Police Chief Pol Gen. Somyos Pumpanmuang [left] Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda, Deputy Commissioner General [right]
Near the cartoon at bottom: Transition of the new ‘army chief’ and ‘police chief’ ha ha ha
[Refers to the coming appointment of new army and police chief. All the potential candidates have close tie with General Prem Tinsulanonda and the junta. Gen. Prem is known as Pa meaning papa.]
Top right: Chef Kau Gagga [pink] ‘Komkit Autekkeng’ [black] take a tour to ‘a large copper kettle’ [pink] Ghost Brahman Buddhism
On his picture: Facebook kau gagga by chefHmee
[A column written by a famous social online chef Hmee which related to religion. In Thai, a large copper kettle refers to a hell.]

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From Manager Weekly, August 15-21, 2015
Main cover reads: Brother, you don’t need to do anything [white] I will do it for you. [yellow]
A man in a cover: General Paibul Khumchaya, Minister of Justice
[Refers to an to attempt to strip Thaksin’s police title after there is a long time call for this. However, there is no one who will do it. PM Prayuth has tasked Gen. Paibul to carry out this process and the result of it is expected to be known by this August.]
Top right: “Big Tik” army chief? A most secure candidate for “PaPom-PheeTu”
A man: Gen.Preecha Jan-O-Cha
[Refers to the coming appointment of the new army chief which a competition between PM Prayuth’s brother Gen.Preecha Jan-O-Cha and Gen Prawit Wongsuwan’s close ally Gen. Teerachai Nakwanich. Gen Prawit’s nickname is Pom. In Thai, Pa means papa and Phee is elder brother/sister. In this title, they use those words to show the seniority of Gen Prawit and PM Prayuth.]
Bottom left: Launch a smartphone specs of ‘Jaisongma’
A man: Sek Loso (a rocker)
[Refers to a new smartphone ‘Jaisongma’ launched by Sek. Jaisongma is his famous song meaning as it’s ordered from a heart.]
Bottom right: Special [yellow] Free [red]
Hero who turns his back to alcohol.
‘Golf Fuckinghero’
[Refers to a famous rapper ‘Golf Fuckinghero’ who quit drinking alcohol.]

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