Weekly News Magazines, January 31, 2014

Nation Weekend_31 Jan 2014

From Nation Weekend, January 31, 2014
Cover reads: Stars of faith still shine above.
[This refers to a belief that, as time goes by, more and more people from every sector in society will come out and support the anti-government protest, specifically the armed forces.]

Matichon_31 Jan 2014

From Matichon Weekly, January 31, 2014
Cover reads: The “Don’t Want to ‘Elect'” Committee; D.W.E.C. [“Don’t Want to ‘Elect’ Committee”]
[Election Committee Somchai Srisutthiyakorn proposed that the caretaker government consider either postponing or cancelling the February 2 election to avoid violence. The Pheu Thai Party sees that statement as bias, especially after a picture of Somchai, taken at an anti-government rally, was posted online.
The choking photo was a widely circulated photo of an attempt by anti-government forces to halt advance voting the previous weekend.]

ASTV Manager_1 Feb 2014

From ASTV Manager Weekly, February 1, 2014
On the cover Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha says: The only thing I ask for is there not be violence. Whoever triggers such violence, the person must take responsibility. Mark my words. No matter which group, if you come out and people fight against each other, and there occur injuries and deaths, or chaos, the government will have to take responsibility in principle.
Suthep, and the protesters below, say: Fart by your mother. [This is a popular saying from Chinese Confucian novels, similar to saying “bullshit”]
[Here, the anti-government forces are saying “bullshit” to an earlier statement by the army chief to hold the government responsible for violence. However, after a number violent events including one of the anti-government leaders being shot and killed, Gen. Prayuth’s only reaction was ordering the deputy spokesman of the army to hold a press conference and saying the army chief felt sorry for what happened.]

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