Weekly News Magazines, August 29, 2014

Nation Weekend_29 Aug 2014

From Nation Weekend, August 29, 2014
Cover reads: The promise–with the honor of the tiger soldier
[Reference is to Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, the 29th Prime Minister of Thailand who promises to make the country move forward peacefully. The cover story emphasizes the potential cabinet members–many of whom are expected to be his close friends from the armed forces, particularly the Eastern Tigers.]

Matichon Weekly_29 Aug 2014

From Matichon Weekly, August 29, 2014
Cover reads: Naraporn Chan-ocha, ‘the wind beneath the wings’
Cartoon at bottom right corner: Sweetheart of the ‘Tiger with wings’
[Reference is to Associate Professor Naraporn, wife of Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha and her role as chairperson of the Army Wives Association. She successfully established solid relationships among army wives whose husbands are Gen. Prayuth’s main support since the coup.
Since Gen. Prayuth assumed the premiership, her profile in the media has been raised. “Tigers with wings” refers to the Easter Tigers clique of military men who have risen all the way to the top of the power structure in the Thai political world.]

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