Weekly News Magazines, June 26-July 3, 2015

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From Matichon Weekly, June 26-July 2, 2015
Main cover reads: When the water level is low, an ant eats PLA [“fish” in Thai].
[Refers to the Thai proverb “When the water level is high, a fish eats an ant. But when the water level is low, the ant will eat the fish.” In Thai this is supposed to imply all will have their turns at highs and lows. This refers to the junta government is now facing problems from a serious drought.]

Inside circle: Tears of a rich man’s wife, ‘Tak Bongkoj’
[Refers to former sexy actress ‘Tak Bongkoj’ who was married to the DTAC founder. Recently, she quarreled with cruise ship staff due to her photos being leaked.]

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From Manager Weekly, June 27-July 3, 2015
Main cover reads: Unintentional damn mistake

[Refers to former Metropolitan Police chief Kamronwit Thoopkrachang who was arrested at Narita International Airport in Japan for carrying a gun.
The word in brackets mimics the sound of a word in Thai. Originally, it is the word “บกพร่อง” meaning “mistake.” However, on the cover, it is changed to บก[พ่อง] which has the same sound as บกพร่อง, but is a curse word meaning “damnit.”

[white] Kamronwit Go Inter [“Go Inter” meaning it has become international news or “gone international.”]

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From Nation Weekend, June 26, 2015
Main cover reads: Behind [or above] “Somyot” there is always “Somyuth” [“Somyuth” jokingly makes PM Prayuth’s name sound like Somyut’s name.]

[The man on the cover is Chief of Police Somyot. This cover refers to the proverb “Behind an able man there are always another able men.” It refers to the idea on a legalizing casinos proposed by police chief Gen. Somyot Pumpanmuang and that Prayuth has the ultimate say in the matter despite Somyut’s insistence.]

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