Weekly News Magazines, December 4-11, 2015

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From Lokwannee, December 5-11, 2015
Main cover reads: Corruption… It is just all in your mind!
[We are not sure about the cover and the meaning of the monkeys. The corruption mentioned refers to the Rajabhakti Park scandal. The article contends that if the junta insists it is transparent they should not be afraid to answer all queries from public related to the scandal.]

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From Manager Weekly, December 5-11, 2015
Main cover reads: Didn’t you say you won’t leave me?
[The man on the cover is Deputy Defence Minister and ex-army commander Gen. Udomdej Sitabutr.
Refers to Rajabhakti Park scandal constructed under the supervision of Deputy Defence Minister Gen. Udomdej Sitabutr while he was army chief. The scandal has been used to impact the junta who has been promoting transparency and anti-corruption. Recently, there was a rumor that Dep. Defence Minister Gen. Udomdej would be dismissed from his current position.]

Left side: Mission of [blue] CIA [white] to fight Article 112
[The man in the photo is US ambassador to Thailand Glyn T. Davies. This refers to Thai suspicions that the US government wants to end Thailand’s monarchy and return Thaksin to power for its own interests.]

Bottom left: Yala [black] is fun. Be fooled again!!
[Refers to a joke made by Note Udom, a famous comedian, int his stand up routine. He talked about his experiences traveling to one of the southernmost provinces, Yala, However, most of the audience did not like how he made fun from the tragedy of the southern people.]

Bottom right: Test [blue] ‘Mark’ Kill [red] ‘Chai Moo’ If still [bold] ‘don’t dare’ [normal letter] then [red] be ‘defeated’
[The man in the picture is Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva.
Refers to the internal conflict inside the Democrat Party. Recently, there is unofficial news that ML Sukhumbhand (known as Chai Moo) was kicked out of the party due to his unsatisfying performances as Bangkok Governor. Many members keep pressure on Abhisit to dismiss ML Sukhumbhand from the party.]

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From Matichon Weekly, December 4-10, 2015
Main cover reads: Do nothing ‘wrong’? ‘Afraid’ of what?
[The men in the photo are the Red Shirt leaders Nattawut and Jatuporn.
This refers to the arrest of two Red Shirt leaders Nattawut and Jatuporn because of their plan to rally at the controversial Rajabhakti Park to call for an investigation of the scandal.]

Top right: From Kristie to Davies [red] American (still) dangerous???
[Refers to the US supposed intervention in Thailand’s internal affairs. Kristie Kenney was former US ambassador to Thailand (here and here) and her successor is Glyn Davies.]

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From Nation Weekend, December 4, 2015
Main cover reads: Lonely under the shadow of P.
[The man on the cover is Deputy Defense Minister and ex-army commander Gen. Udomdej Sitabutr.
Refers to Rajabhakti Park scandal constructed under the supervision of Deputy Defence Minister Gen. Udomdej Sitabutr when he was army chief. The scandal has impacted the junta who has been promoting transparency and anti-corruption.
Recently, there was a rumor that Dep. Defence Minister Gen.Udomdej would be dismissed from his current post.
“P” stands for PM Prayuth and also Deputy PM Prawit who are also members of the Eastern Tiger group with Gen. Udomdej. The article implies that Gen. Udomdej has been left out in the cold with the blame for the scandal.]

Left: ‘Newin-Somyos’ [white] shake [yellow] ‘Banyee’ [white] to complete the president of Thai football
[The man in the picture is former police chief Somyos Pumpanmuang.
Refers to the new election to replace Thailand Football Association president Worawi Makudi, known as Bangyee. There are well-known people, such as former politician Newin and former police chief Somyos, joining the race.]

First headline: Thepchai Yong [the author of the article]
[yellow] New American ambassador [white] being in trouble sooner than expected
[Refers to Thepchai’s article writing about the new US ambassador to Thailand and his controversial comments before the King’s birthday week celebrations criticizing prosecutions for lese majeste.]

‘Poo’ [former PM Yingluck] has no right to be an MP [white] don’t allow following the new constitution
[Refers the draft constitution which will not allow people involved in corruption to run as a member of parliament. This is thought to target former PM Yingluck who is involved with the rice pledging scheme.]

Strong!! 5 tigers of NACC – A power to fight corruption- [or] dismiss [it]
[Refers to new five members of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC). The word ‘Strong’ is a famous word from the Thai reality show ‘The Face.’]

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3 Responses to Weekly News Magazines, December 4-11, 2015

  1. Wiz says:

    Ai Too response to the scold from Big Dong on the issue of Rajpakti park scandal

    Need to ask for Judge Pao and co to solve the Rajphakti park scandal by UDD propaganda mouthpiece – the way to get around with censorship or so

    Big Tok telling Big Dong that he is going to take full responsibilities on the issue of prosecuting those corruptors in Rajpakti park scandal

  2. Wiz says:

    Beware of car bombs by hellish babies of LLTD on rajphak park scandal

    Ai Too and Ai Ten going to instigate more on the issue of rajpak park scandal

    dropping a milk bottle that make army men think that it is a bomb shell

    Ai Too and Ai Ten using Rajphak park scandal to cover up rice pledge scandal

    Big Dong, you may have no choice left

    need to open the account of Rajphakti park to prevent further scandal to go out of hand

    Junta must learn how to deal with declining popularity due to Rajphakti park scandal

    Now the one who post Rajphakti park scandal chart is in jail – he complains that he was force to sign the confession note while LLTD going to grill Big Too on this issue


    Voice TV exploiting Rajphakti park scandal for their own advantages

    Those who show like on those who post Rajphakti park scandal now in trouble – and Human right member complain about this kind of collective punishment

  3. Wiz says:

    Let the investigation committee deal with Rajphakti park scandal first

    need to deal with Rajphati park scandal in no time

    those in jail for planning the protest at Rajphakti park asking to end the LM Charge as the arrest of those nettizens from hospital beds – tantamount of the political suicide as police has full authority according to Computer Act

    Big Too said there is no crack between Big Dong vs Big Tok on rajpakdi park scandal

    Matichon Keep using Rajphakti park scandal to smear against their political enemies

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