Weekly News Magazines, February 15, 2013

Nation Weekend_15 Feb 2013

From Nation Weekend, February 15, 2013
Cover reads: Ba Joh battlefield: intelligence decisively executed the strategy
[Reference is to a failed attack on a marine base in Bacho district, Narathiwat province by around 50 insurgent militants on the morning of February 13, 2013. A total of 16 insurgents were killed during the exchanged fires between the marine officers and the insurgents. What caused the failure of the attack was the accurate intelligence and a thorough preparation on the marine side.]

Matichon Weekly_15 Feb 2013

From Matichon Weekly, February 15, 2013
Cover reads: ‘Grong’ ‘red’ pants
[The feature is about Dr. Veerapong Ramangkul, chairman of the board of the Bank of Thailand and a well respected economist. Dr. Veerapong’s nicknam is ‘Grong’, the same as that of a senior Thai comedian who is popular and well knows as ‘Grong the Red Pants’. Having worked for Thaksin and the Yingluck government, Dr. Veerapong is sarcastically called ‘Grong the Red Pants’ by those who dislike Thaksin and the Pheu Thai party. Dr. Grong maintained that it is the politics and not the economy of the country that worries him. In his opinion, the Thai society has changed at the same pace as economic development, while politics remains barely changed leading to conflicts between people in provinces and those in big cities. He pointed out that the latter stubbornly refuses to admit that there is no more or almost no more peasants in Thai society and therefore refuses to change politically.]

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