Weekly News Magazines: Long Live the King, July-August, 2018

From Matichon Weekly, July 27-August 2, 2018
[Refers to the celebration of King Rama X’s birthday. King Maha Vajiralongkorn turned to 65 on July 28, 2018. The government announced this day as the national holiday and conducted grand events nationwide.]

From Siamrath weekly review, July 27-August 2, 2018
Main cover reads: Long Live the King

From Lokwannee, July 28-August 3, 2018
Main cover reads: “A lot of reading… is not good.”
On a book: Book on absorbing. 800 lines
[This pro-Thaksin and pro-Red Shirt magazine cover refers to the military junta’s success at causing defections from the opposition camp to support the military. This is often referred to as absorbing or sucking.
This headline mimics a contradictory series of quotes from PM Prayuth.
First, he encouraged people to read a lot of books as he reads a lot of books. He said he read more than 800 lines a day which is more than the average 8 lines a day for Thais. However, on another day, PM Prayuth told people not to read newspapers since they always criticize him.]

From Manager Weekly, July 28-August 3, 2018
Main cover reads: Long Live the King

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