Weekly News Magazines, March 1, 2013

Nation Weekend  1 March 2013
From Nation Weekend: March 1, 2013
Cover reads: Put the fire out in Malay
[Reference is to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra accompanied by many other Thai officials who visited Malasia to talk about the problem in Yala, Pattanee and Narathiwat provinces in the deep South of Thailand. According to Lt.Gen. Paradon Pattanathabutr, secretary of the National Securities Council, Malaysia plays the role of facilitator for peace talks between the Thai government and leaders of the insurgent groups active in those Thailand’s three provinces since most of these insurgents carry two nationalities–Thai and Malay.]

Matichon Weekly_01March2013

From Matichon Weekly, March 1, 2013
Cover reads: Says she likes it when she does, and loves it if she does
[Reference is to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s visit to South Korea to participate in the swearing-in ceremony of the new and the first female President of Korea, Miss Park Geun-hye on February 24-26, 2013. Psy, the popular singer known for his Gangnam Style dance, was invited to perform at the ceremony. While performing, a foreign press got a picture of Yingluck taking picture of the singer. Her act was widely criticized in Thailand, especially via the social media, and whether it is appropriate or not.
This is another example of the Thai-language press insinuating that, Yingluck, as a powerful woman, should be disparaged as slutty. More here: The Burden of Being a Prominent Thai Woman–and Being Called a Slut]

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