Weekly News Magazines, June 1, 2012

From Matichon Weekend, June 1, 2012
The cover reads: MIB# – Mission to clean up the history of Coup 2006
[Article summary: General Sonthi Boonyaratglin was the leader of the 2006 coup that ousted Thaksin Shinawatra. Surprisingly, Gen. Sonthi has submitted one of the reconciliation bills that promises to absolve all those involved in contentious political activities after the coup–including Thaksin.]

From Nation Weekly, June 1, 2012
The cover reads: The last time!
[Article summary: Sondhi Limthongkul, the most prominent leader of The People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) asked yellow shirt supporters to assemble to protest against the reconciliation bills which will whitewash former PM Thaksin and bring him back to Thailand. He clearly declared that it will be the last time for him to fight against Thaksin as he believed that Thaksin and Sondhi will come to the end of their roads for political activities soon.]

From Siamrath, June 1, 2012
The cover reads: War of Reconciliation
[Article summary: “War” and “reconciliation” contradict each other. However, the four contentious reconciliation bills now before parliament are meant to whitewash former PM Thaksin so this “reconciliation” is actually sparking a war. Those opposed to the bills look likely to step up their activities and another round of conflict is brewing. As it can be evidenced by the protest of Democratic Party in the House and now the Yellow Shirts who try to obstruct Pheu Thai MPs from entering parliament to deliberate the reconciliation bills. So, it appears at least for now that the four contentious reconciliation bills lead to bloodshed rather than peace and national unity.]

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