From Nation Weekend, August 9, 2013
Cover reads: Long Live
[Reference is to Their Majesties the King and the Queen who left Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok to Klai Kang Won (far from worry) Palace in Hua Hin District, Prachuab Khirikhan Province as per doctors’ advice on August 1.]
From Matichon Weekly, August 9, 2013
Cover reads: Go home, ‘children’.
[Reference is to different groups of people who protest against the government’s amnesty bills including the ‘People Force for Democracy to Overthrow Thaksinism’ led by retired military officers, and a group led by the Democrat Party.
“Go home, children” is a statement used by Gen. Prem Tinsulanont which he sometimes used when he wanted to avoid answering sensitive questions asked by reporters while he was prime minister in the 1980s. The attempt to protest against the government in early August is suspected to be the ultimate work of Gen. Prem Tinsulanon to continue to resist Thaksin political dominance.]
From ASTV Manager Weekly, August 10, 2013
Cover reads: Told yah!!
[Reference is to the Democrat Party’s addresses the protest against the government’s amnesty bills. Leading Democrat MPs led their supporters in a march to the parliament building, the area covered under the emergency law. As not much can be further done, they had to give up and tell their supporters to go home.]