Weekly News Magazines, February 8, 2013

Nation Weekend_8 Feb 2013

From Nation Weekend, February 8, 2013
Cover reads: Khun Chai SukhumPoll
[Reference is to Mr. Manij Suksomjit, President of the Suan Dusit Rajabhat University Council, who resigned in January. The main reason is that he did not agree with the university for accepting to organize 108 associations for reconciliation with the government. He also admitted that he has different opinions from Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sukhum Chaloeysup, chairman of the Suan Dusit Poll. The latter is criticized for not being politically neutral. Early polls showed that the Pheu Thai candidate was far ahead and press reports often downplayed the number of undecided respondents. This led to protests that the way the polls were being reported seemed to confirm Pheu Thai boasts of an easy victory and might make some voters skip voting in a lost cause.]

Matichon Weekly_8 Feb 2013

From Matichon Weekly, February 8, 2013
Cover reads: Locked lottos; From Jul. 3 ’11 to Mar. 3 ’13
[Reference is to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s vehicle plate numbers. During one and a half years in the office, her vehicles’ plate numbers were the same as lotto numbers seven times. Thais hang on such coincidences to pick lottery winners.]

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