Weekly News Magazines: Mother of the Land, August 10-17, 2018

From Lokwannee, August 10-16, 2018
Main cover reads: Dangerous [black] Totally crazy. Sometimes good sometimes bad [red] step away 5 meters.
[Refers to new controversial rules for photographers who are covering PM Prayuth. After the rules were issued, there was a huge complaint from the media and public about the junta trying to control the media and intervene in its work. The rules included showing respect to the PM before and after taking his photo as well as staying at least 5 meters from the junta leader at all times. In the cartoon, the dinosaur refers to the junta who still has an old style of political regime.
Bringing up this sort of issue and the complaints about it is meant to hint that the PM is being haughty and perhaps is trying to take on royal prerogatives about the way he is treated. The same complaints have been made about Privy Councillor Prem.]

From Siamrath Weekly Review, August 10-16, 2018
Main cover reads: Long live the Queen
[Refers to the celebration of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 86th birthday anniversary. Also, her birthday is National Mothers’ Day.]

From Matichon Weekly, August 10-16, 2018
Main cover reads: War of “Tao”
On the back: Ruamphalang Prachachartthai Party
[Refers to a political conflict in the Sonakul family.
After MR Chatumongol “Tao” Sanakul (right) was chosen to be a leader of the Ruamphalang Prachachartthai Party (Action Coalition for Thailand founded by Suthep Thaugsuban), his daughter, ML Mingmongkol ‘Taona’ Sanakul (left), who strongly supports Yingluck, announced that she would not support her father’s party.]

Top right: Media and the dictatorship. Perception and standpoint of Suthichai Yoon.
[Refer to the analysis by veteran media professional Suthichai Yoon (pictured) toward to the junta. Suthichai has resigned from the Nation and started his own media business.]

From Manager Weekly, August 11-17, 2018
Main cover reads: Mother of the land. Mother of the King. “When we united, then we can help Thailand solve all problems. Joining hands and working together will help our country be out of danger.” [small] Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of King Rama IX. The motto for Mother’s Day in 2561
[Refers to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 86th birthday anniversary. This day is marked as the national Mothers’ Day. She is a queen of King Rama IX and the mother of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn or King Rama X. Each year, the Queen will offer a motto to encourage people.]

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