From Nation Weekend, August 8, 2014
Cover reads: Lightning rod
[Left is Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan, former defense minister, right is Gen. Anupong Paojinda, former Army commander-in-chief.
Reference is to potential of these two generals to be part of the new cabinet. Both are former superiors and close friends of Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, head of the National Council for Peace and Order, who is likely to become prime minister in the interim government. The closeness of the generals to the junta leader, as well as their involvement in the political disruptions of the past years intended to remove Thaksin influence, could cuase them to be like lightning rods attracting criticisms if they are appointed to the cabinet.]
From Matichon Weekly, August 8, 2014
Cover reads: Dome in their hearts [The Dome is a symbol of Thammasat University. in this context, it means iconic figures of the university who play essential roles in Thailand in various fields, notably politics and the economy.]
Cartoon at bottom right corner: T.U. [Thammasat University] teaches you to love NCPO [the National Council for Peace and Order]???
[On the cover, left is Prof. Noranit Setabutr, President of Thammasat University Council. Right is Prof. Dr. Somkid Lertpaithoon, Rector of the same university. Below, walking out of the prison gate is Vorajate Phakhirat, law lecturer at Thammasat University and member of the Nitirat (enlightened jurists) group that has spoken out on removing restrictions on criticizing the monarchy.
Reference is to Prof. Noranit and Prof. Dr. Somkid who were appointed members of the National Legislative Assembly by the National Council for Peace and Order. Meanwhile, Vorajate was jailed by the NCPO for violating its order to report at the council. Both sides have their own supporters.]
Above: The ASTV Manager Weekly is still not publishing this week to protest the military junta pressuring them over articles about the extent of military power after the coup.
More about this here: Weekly News Magazines, August 1, 2014 and Manager Group weekly news magazine under pressure from the junta