Weekly News Magazines, January 30-February 5, 2016

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From Manager Weekly, January 30-February 5, 2016
Main cover reads: Farewell Luang Phor Charan
On the left: Doing good thing can be done on every occasion. Negligence makes us miss a chance to do a good thing. A good thing brings you happiness and satisfaction. Bad thing bring you sadness and disappointment. Be appreciate your life without comparing it with others. – Phra Thammasing Burajarn

[The monk on the cover is Phra Thammasing Burajarn, known as Luang Phor Charan. This cover expresses sympathy over the death of well-known monk Luang Phor Charan.]

Bottom left: Chai Moo [yellow] ‘Child angel’ [white] the real one who has a power [yellow] Daddy Thaug protects.

[Left is Suthep Thaugsuban and right is Sukhumbhand Paribatra. Refers to the close relationship between Bangkok governor ML Sukumpan, whose nickname is Moo, and former Democrat Party Suthep. After being disowned from the party, Sukhumbhand Paribatra was shown support by Suthep. This leads to the joke that Sukhumbhand Paribatra is a child angel who has been raised and given privileges by Suthep.]

Bottom right: Investigate the suicide of [orange] ‘Chaokhun Sanoh’ [white] a right-hand man of [yellow] Som dej Kio [white] a senior of [red] ‘Phra Namfon’ Phra Phromsuthi is not an ordinary.

[Refers to the suicide of well-known monk Phra Phromsuthi, former abbot of Wat Saket. The police have been investigating his death to determine the possibility that he may not have committed suicide. He was a well-known monk and had close ties with many famous monks such as Som dej Kio and an abbot of Wat Pailom whom is known as Phra Namfon.]

30-5Feb

From Lokwannee, January 30-February 5, 2016
Main cover reads: Constitution angel
On shirt: CDC
At bottom: Then! Let’s pay respect. What are you waiting for?

[Meechai Ruchuphan, head of the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC), is portrayed as Gollum and as a Thai “angel doll.”
This sarcastically refers to a new draft constitution written by CDC led by Meechai. This draft is strongly criticized as giving more power to unelected sources.]

matichon_29-4Feb

From Matichon Weekly, January 39-February 4, 2016
Main cover reads: Don ‘Meechai’ The proposal that you can’t refuse

[The man on the cover is Meechai Ruchuphan, a head of the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC).
Refers to the new draft constitution created by the CDC headed by Meechai. The cover compares Meechai with a mafia don. Both Meechai and junta figures warned that if this version was rejected that the alternative would not be much worse.]

Top right: Chef ‘Mee’ Komkrit thinks different on [white] ‘child angel’ [yellow] carry a doll or a ghost.

[The photo shows Chef Mee and a child angel doll. The refers to a famous chef from Youtube, Chef Mee. He wrote an article about the trend of child angel dolls in Thai society. People raise the doll as their kids with a believe it brings good luck to them.]

29Jan

From Nation Weekend, January 29, 2016
Main cover reads: Khun Chai Angel

[The men in the photo are Suthep Thaugsuban and Sukhumbhand Paribatra.
This cover is meant to compare Sukhumbhand Paribatra with a child angel doll kept by Suthep. There is a rumor that Suthep and ML Sukhumbhand may join hands to set up a new political party.]

Left side: Trend of [yellow] ‘Child angel’ reflects Thai society. Believe and marketing

[Refers to the trend of raising child angel dolls which they are believed to bring a good luck and fortune to the owner.]

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