Weekly News Magazines, November 13-20, 2015

Nation_13 Nov 2015

From Nation Weekend, November 13, 2015
Main cover reads: Send support to ‘Por Tridsadee’
Bleeding heart actor
[The man is Por Tridsadee Sahawong. Refers to a famous actor Tridsadee whose nickname is Por. He is now in critical condition after being infected with the dengue virus and developing severe complications. His fans are praying for him to recover soon.]

Headline on the top left: Result of karma [yellow] ‘Yong’ [white] linked many officers to violating lèse majesté
[The man in the picture is famous fortuneteller Suriyan Sujaritpalawong. This refers to the lèse majesté scandal which involved many high level officers. Recently, famous fortuneteller Suriyan Sujaritpalawong, whose nickname is Yong, and his friends were found death in custody after being arrested for lèse majesté.]

14-20 Nov 2015

From Lokwannee, November 14-20, 2015
Main cover reads: This world seems complicated. It is like a drama when it comes to the climax.
[Refers to famous fortuneteller Suriyan Sujaritpalawong and his network who were allegedly involved in a lèse majesté scandal. After being arrested, they were found dead in custody.
Like many pro-Thaksin and pro-Red Shirt media, this magazine seems to make allusions that charges are self serving and are related to military power plays (hence the military curtain).]

manager_14-20 Nov 2015

From Manager Weekly, November 14-20, 2015
The main cover reads: Por must wake up…
[The man is Por Tridsadee Sahawong. Refers to a famous actor Tridsadee whose nickname is Por. He is now in critical condition after being infected with the dengue virus and developing severe complications. His fans are praying for him to recover soon.]

Top right: Picking a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star.
[The man is Deputy Defense and ex-army commander Gen. Udomdej Sitabutr. This refers the Rajabhakti Park construction scandal. He insists that this project is transparent after there are concerns over possible irregularities in the project.  However, an army colonel, who is accused of lèse majesté scandal and had a link with famous fortuneteller Suriyan Sujaritpalawong and his network, also is suspected of involvement in alleged graft in the project.]

Bottom left [white box] having a fun party without drinking alcohol.
Inside the orange circle: Special
[Refers to a column about being healthy.]

Bottom right: Cockroach is crying [black] “Kanam” [red] receives an order from [green] Pom
[red] support [black] ‘Chai Moo’ ‘Mark’ [red] fight aggressively
Pictures from left right: Suthep, known as Kamnan, Bangkok governor M.R. Sukhumbhan Paribatra, known as ‘Khun Chai Moo,’ and former PM Abhisit Vejjajiva whose nickname is ‘Mark.’
[Refers to the relationship between Suthep and Deputy PM Gen. Prawit. Prawit, a top power in the junta, has been more or less openly supporting the Democrat Party as a counterweight to Thaksin’s political block.
The Democrat Party is often derisively compared to a cockroach because it can easily adjust itself to the changing of political power and cannot be exterminated.]

matichon_13-19 Nov

From Matichon Weekly, November 13-19, 2015
Main cover reads: Iron flower in the hands of the people
[The woman is Aung San Suu Kyi. This refers to Myanmar’s election.]

Top right: ‘Green cover’ constitution
Version ‘Myanmar’
Full of a succession of ‘military’s power’
[Refers to Myanmar’s constitution which is criticized to not be democratic, but only to help the power of the military (represented by green).]

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