Weekly News Magazines, July 6, 2012

From Matichon Weekly, July 6, 2012
The cover reads: The authority of the state
The authority of the judicial
The authority of the constitution
On the seal: The Constitutional Court
[Article summary: The public closely watches the verdict of the court on the charter amendment of article 291 that possibly breaches the constitution. The Pheu Thai Party possibly faces dissolution according to article 68. Last week, the charter amendment defense team of the Pheu Thai and the Chartthaipattana parties gave testimony to the court and the verdict is to be given on July 13, 2012. The doomsday date is significant to the country’s political fate amid the ongoing conflict on the virtue of the 2007 constitution drafted by the coup-led government and the people’s constitution of 1997.]

From Nation Weekly, July 6, 2012
The cover reads: Monk ‘Jason’ and advanced meditation
[Article summary: Former Thai superstar Jason Young, who now begins his new life in priesthood, finds his true happiness and lives his simple life as a Buddhist monk. Jason was ordained shortly after his engagement with his Indian-Thai girlfriend was announced, but he chose to be in the saffron robe for the rest of his life. His meditation guru Luang Por Viriyang Sirintaro reveals Jason’s life to the press.]

From Siam Rath Weekly, July 6, 2012
The cover reads: The knights’ movement impacts the pawns. [this is from a Thai saying]
The photo shows Constitutional Court President Wasan Soypisuth and Court Judge Charan Pakdeethanakul.
[Article summary: It is predicted that the court’s verdict will likely not be positive for the amendment defense team, led by the Pheu Thai government and the Chatthaipattana parties, who seek constitutional amendment on article 291, which will invalidate the 2007 constitution drafted by the coup d’ etat government. The source refers to the roles of influential figures on the Constitutional Court panel who will decide the final verdict.]

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