Weekly News Magazines, August 31 and September 7, 2012

From Matichon Weekly, September 7, 2012
The cover reads: A goal is there to run into.
[Article summary: The story is about Police Sgt. Major Wichien Klanprasert who was fatally struck by a Ferrari, which was later found out to be driven by Vorayud Yoovidhaya, grandson of the creator of the Red Bull energy drink.]

From Nation Weekly, September 7, 2012
The cover reads: “I have ‘today’ because you give it to me.”
[Article summary: The story of Metropolitan Police Bureau chief Kamronwit Thoopkrachang’s inscription “I have ‘today’ because you give it to me’ on the wall in his office. ‘You’ is fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra (a photo of the pair is to the left of the inscription). Kamronwit openly admits Thaksin decides government promotions and gave him his promotion. Kamronwit even traveled to Hong Kong where Thaksin was photographed putting on Kamronwit’s new rank insignia. There are calls for Kamronwit’s resignation because of his meeting with Thaksin.]

From Nation Weekly, August 31, 2012
The cover reads: ‘Madame Ood’ relies on ‘Si Sao’ for the fight
[Article summary: ‘Madame Ood’, nick name Dr. Nutnicha Poemthongin, is wife of Gen. Sathian Poemthongin, former Defense Ministry’s Permanent Secretary. She is known to be one of the major leaders of the Red Shirt from Ubon Ratchathani province. Trying to help her husband fight back, she is said to seek help from Privy Councilor Prem Tinsulanon, whose house is nicknamed ‘Baan Si Sao’.]

Matichon Weekly, August 31, 2012
The cover reads: Drop a ‘bomb’
Sathian ‘not’ Sathian
[Article summary: ‘Sathian’ means ‘stable’. It is also the name of Gen. Sathian Poemthongin, former Defense Ministry’s Permanent Secretary who was suddenly transferred as a punishment for bringing up the issue of the annual military appointment list to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. This act was considered as going over the head of his boss, the Defense Minister ACM. Sukampol Suwannathat.]

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