Weekly News Magazines: Different Covers, July-August, 2019

From Manager Weekly, July 27-August 2, 2019
Main cover reads: Long Live the King
[Refers to H.M. the King Maha Vajiralongkorn birthday. This is the first birthday celebration of Thailand’s monarch since his Coronation in May.]

From Matichon Weekly, July 27-August 1, 2019

From Lokwannee, July 26-August 2, 2019
On the left screen: 2489 [1946]
At left a person yells: Pridi killed the King!
On the right screen: 2562 [2019]
At right side in back: Why don’t you stand up?
At right side in front: Why do you secretly take the picture?

[Refers to two situations occurring at different times, but supposedly sharing a similar aim.
The left side refers to an incident in 1946 when a person yelled in a cinema that former PM Pridi killed King Rama VIII. Later, it was found that the person was hired to discredit Pridi.
In the current year (symbolized by the Buddhist-era year on the screen) well-known actor Sarawut Aont Martthong took a photo in the cinema to call out people who did not stand up for the national anthem which is played before each film. He was praised by some for shaming those who did not stand, but he was also criticized for bringing a camera into a cinema which is illegal.
Obviously some political movements are worried that shaming over incidents like this will be blamed on them and used for the political benefit of others.]

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