From Nation Weekend, June 13, 2014
Cover reads: Inside friends of Prayuth
[Prayuth is Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha heas of the military junta. Reference is to candidates for a new appointed cabinet. Three of the possible candidates are close friends of Gen. Prayuth–Gen. Dawpong Rattanasuwan, Gen. Chatchai Sarikullaya and Let.Gen. Surasak Kanjanarat.]
From Matichon Weekly, June 13, 2014
Cover reads: The lost leaf
[Reference is to the life of Yingluck Shinawatra, former prime minister, after the coup d’etat. Despite many legal cases concerning corruption in her government, both she and her brother, Thaksin, have chosen to remain silent on political issues–and this should satisfy the National Council for Peace and Order as they consolidate their power.
The ‘leaf’ is Yingluck. “The Lost Leaf” is also a title of the SEA Write Award winning poetry by Jiranant Pitpreecha about a fight against dictatorship in the last century. The writer seems to imply that Yingluck, ousted by a military coup, is like a lost leaf just in the book.]
From ASTV Manager Weekly, June 14, 2014
Cover reads: Returning happiness!!
[Reference is to Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha’s policy to return happiness, including free tickets to the King Naresuan the Great movie and all 64 matches of the World Cup on free TV. The article suggests that these are just immediate and temporary causes of happiness when compared to the real one most Thai people want–rooting out the Thaksin regime.]