Weekly news magazines, November 20-27, 2015

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From Lokwannee, November 21-27, 2015
Main cover reads: Spirits of ancestors will cry out “Our grandson….”
[“Our grandson” means the younger generation.]

[Refers to a construction of Rajabhakti Park scandal. This project has become embroiled in a corruption scandal linked to high level military officers including Deputy Defense and ex-army commander Gen. Udomdej Sitabutr. He insists that this project is transparent and in compliance with specifications.]

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From Manager Weekly, November 21-27, 2015
Main cover reads: Nong Mali fever

[The girl on the cover is famous actor Por Tridsadee Sahawong’s daughter Mali. While Por is hospitalized due to the dengue virus which later developed severe complications, the details of his wife and his daughter have been revealed to the public. Mali is now becoming popular and is beloved by the public.]

Top right: Scandal on ‘Rajabhakti’ Conflicts among two powers in the army

[The men in the picture from right: Deputy PM and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, Deputy Defense Minister and ex-army commander Gen. Udomdej Sitabutr, Army commander Gen.Teerachai Nakvanich.
Refers to a construction of Rajabhakti Park scandal. This project was carried out during Gen. Udomdej’s period as army commander. After questions were raised about corruption in the project, Gen. Teerachai set up a team to investigate.
The embarrassing revelations seems to be related to a conflict between former army commander Gen. Udomdej and current army commander Gen. Teerachai. Deputy PM Prawit is taking a role as a middle man who trying to compromise between the two.]

Bottom left: PTT is disappointed. The Court dismisses a lawsuit against ‘Rosana’
Disclose its 30 subsidiary companies that launder money. It’s a true story not a story imagined by the social [media].

[Refers to the case of PTT filing a lawsuit against activist Rosana Tositrakul for her article documenting money laundering by PTT’s subsidiary companies.]

Bottom right: Paris tragedy: IS+CIA+USA
[Refers to the recent Paris attacks by ISIS. In the Thai world ISIS is always seen as a group supported by the US to further its own foreign policies.]

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From Matichon Weekly, November 20-26, 2015
Main cover reads:  Not belong to the ‘NCPO’ – Not belong to the ‘junta’

[The man on the cover is Deputy Defense Minister and ex-army commander Gen. Udomdej Sitabutr
Refers to the scandal around the construction of Rajabhakti Park. The junta denied that this project was under either the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) or the junta government.
The junta said the responsibility of this project was under the army led by Gen. Udomdej Sitabutr, the army commander during that time. However, Gen Udomdej, who now is a Deputy Defence Minister, insists that this project is transparent in compliance according to the investigation results conducted by the army.]

Inside box on the right:
Paris is crying.
Syria is sad.
The world fills with sorrow.
‘Blooded mission’
ISIS: The West

[Refers to the latest Paris attacks and bombing in Syria by ISIS which has been fighting against the West.]

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From Nation Weekend, November 20, 2015
Main cover reads:  Hot Rajabhakti [meaning Rajabhakti Park has become a “hot” issue]

[The man on the cover is Deputy Defense Minister and ex-army commander Gen. Udomdej Sitabutr.
Refers to a scandal surrounding the construction of Rajabhakti Park. Corruption allegations have targeted high level military officers including Deputy Defence Minister and ex-army commander Gen. Udomdej Sitabutr. Gen. Udomdej later insisted that this project is transparent and in compliance with regulations. Meanwhile, the junta denied it was involved in the project.]

Top right:
‘Paris’ is crying
[white] ISIS attacks the world
Smell the world war

[Refers to the recent Paris attacks done by an extremist group ISIS.]

Middle headline:
Love path of [yellow] ‘Por-Beau-Nong Mali’

[“Nong” in Thai means little sister. This refers to the story of famous actor Tridsadee’s family. Tridsadee or “Por” is now in critical condition after being infected with the dengue virus and developing severe complications. While he is hospitalized, his story about his wife, Beau, and his daughter, Mali, have been disclosed to the public.]

Bottom headline:
Jitra Kornuntakiat
Curious [yellow] ‘Por’ may not only in an unfortunate year.

[Refers to Chinese expert Jitra Kornuntakiat’s column which is about hospitalized actor Tridsadee (whose nickname is Por).
In Chinese, they believe that people will face bad things during certain years of their lives thought of as “unfortunate years.”]

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One Response to Weekly news magazines, November 20-27, 2015

  1. Wiz says:

    1 Rajaphakti park scandal has created crises of faith to those Eastern tiger faction of Army – Anti Junta going to exploit this crises of faith for their own advantages while those factions within PDRC have been split even though most still have a faith on Eastern tigers, but some factions such as ASTV starting to look for the new faction of Army to replace Eastern tiger as their expectations with Eastern tiger failed to be met. The interview of Admiral Phajun has been exploited by those UDD men, esp those Underground faction of UDD men. Even Demon in pipe starting to warn Junta to deal with those termites and rust within Army immediately or it will undo Junta. With the threat of political movement on the Street during the upcoming drought of 2016, Junta must do something with decisive results to prevent the political movements.

    2 Sian Or is the master key for the case of nipping the payments to the foundries to cast the 7 statues in Rajphakti park – Lt’s see the investigation result from MoD – Sian Or has ordained at Wat boworn for 10 day before disrobing himself.

    3 Government speakers warning those politicians not to run political mobilization at Rajphakti park
    http://manager.co.th/Politics/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9580000134653

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