Weekly News Magazines, May 3, 2013

Nation Weekend_3 May 2013

From Nation Weekend, May 3, 2013
Cover reads: Who are you in his eyes?
[Reference is to Premier Yingluck Shinawatra’s speech in Mongolia which focused on the 2006 coup d’etat that toppled the government of her brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, and claimed that the situation later led to the Red Shirt protest in 2010. Thaksin opponents would counter that the coup prevented Thaksin from becoming a dictator and that the Red Shirt protests were solely organized for Thaksin’s political benefit. Yingluck’s speech maintained that there is still a group of anti-democracy people in Thailand. Back home, she was questioned as to who she meant by “anti-democracy group.” The other issue raising suspicion among the public is that who wrote or who was behind her speech as Yingluck is usually kept isolated from contentious political statements and always reads from prepared statements.]

Matichon Weekly, 3 may 2013

From Matichon Weekly, May 3, 2913
Cover reads: Poo-Red, harsh
[Reference is to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s speech in Mongolia. Apart from striking the political opposition directly and harshly, the cover story suggests that the speech may have been planned to be at the same time as the Red Shirt movement to pressure the Constitution Court judges resign. Right around the same time, 312 MPs and senators made a statement refuting the jurisdiction of the Constitution Court.]

ASTVผู้จัดการสุดสัปดาห์_3 May 2013

From ASTV Manager Weekly, May 4, 2013
Cover reads: A whore just sells her body, but an evil woman peddles her own country.
[Reference is to Chai Ratchwat, the famous political cartoonist, who wrote, after Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s speech at the Democracy Assembly in Mongolia on April 29, that: “Please understand, a whore is not a bad woman. Whores just peddle to sell their bodies, but an evil woman peddled to sell out her own country.”
Yingluck’s speech was been widely criticized, especially over the partial or one-sided interpretation and whether it was appropriate for the country’s Prime Minister to attack her own country for a sake of her brother’s defense.]

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