Weekly News Magazines, June 28, 2013

Nation Weekend, 28 June 2013

From Nation Weekend, June 28, 2013
Cover reads: Fire in the rain, the person behind the scene
[This means a group tries to ignite a (political) fire in the rainy season. And the “elites”–referred to as “old capital” in the article–are behind this to resist Thaksin political dominance.]

Matichon Weekly, 28 June 2013

From Matichon Weekly, June 28, 2013
Cover reads: Poo Spring, major ‘cabinet’ reshuffle to avoid the downturn
[Reference is to the latest cabinet reshuffle.]

ASTV Manager Weekly_29 June 2013

From ASTV Manager Weekly, June 29, 2013
Cover reads:
Top: Simple Life Simple Love
[Reference is to Khun Ploypailin Jensen, the oldest daughter of Her Royal Highness Princess Ubol Ratana and her husband, David Wheeler. The couple married in 2009 and have a son named Max.]
Bottom: “Big Too” plays a messenger boy role ordering Channel 5 to censor the world-class con, K Water?
[“Big Too” refers to the Army Commander in Chief Gen. Prayuth Chanocha. Reference is to the “Hardcore News”, a TV news program on Channel 5, a free TV operated by the Royal Thai Army. The program was blacked out on June 26 from 18:00 to 18:30, its normal airing time, after the anchor introduced that that day’s story was about the scandal concerning the South Korean K Water company. The company won a bid to build flood channels worth 16.3 billion baht. A Korean NGO revealed the company’s business failure in Korea leading to many questions about its qualifications and capacity to operate such a big project in Thailand. However, Gen. Chatchai Sarikullaya, Managing Director of Channel 5, denied that neither he nor the Gen. Prayuth gave order to kill this episode of the program to protect the deal.]

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