Weekly News Magazines, February 1, 2013

Nation Weekend  1 Feb 2013

From Nation Weekend, February 1, 2013
The cover reads: Arrested, but not the end
[On the cover is Somchai Khunpluem, aka ‘Kamnan Poh’. ‘Kamnan” refers to the head of a sub-district in the old local administrative system. Mr. Somchai was convicted of two criminal charges almost ten years ago. He was arrested on January 30 while on his way back to Chonburi from a hospital in Bangkok. Kamnan Poh’s eldest son, Sonthaya Khunpluem, is an MP from Chonburi. He is the Culture Minister in Yingluck Cabinet.]

Matichon Weekly_01 Feb 2013

From Maticon Weekly, February 1, 2013
The cover reads: Beautiful beard, extended mustache; Planting the conscience gland; Consciousness of editor
[On the cover is the editor with ‘Krao Ngam’, meaning beautiful beard. This is Suchat Sawadsri who is also well known under the pseudonym ‘Sing Sanam Luang’. After Somyos Prueksakasemsuk was sentenced to be jailed for 10 years according to the Criminal Code, section 112, Somchai endorsed a statement from editors, writers and media professional peers. Roughly, his endorsement stating that he reckoned that the section 112 was interpreted beyond its original context leading to an intimidating atmosphere. As an editor, he agreed that the section 112 should be not revoked, but amended.]

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