Weekly news magazines, November 27-December 4, 2015


From Lokwannee, November 28-December 4, 2015
Main cover reads: Thailand is not the military’s prison
[Along the barbed wire are the silhouettes of the monuments from scandal-plagued Rajabhakti Park. The red crab refers to Yingluck whose nickname is Poo (“crab” in Thai).]


From Manager Weekly, November 28- December 4, 2015
Main cover reads: So stressful… Eastern Tiger crisis
[Left to right: Army commander Gen. Teerachai Nakvanich, Deputy Defence Minister and ex-army commander Gen. Udomdej Sitabutr, Deputy PM and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan and PM Prayuth Chan o-cha
Refers to the Rajabhakti Park construction scandal involves the junta and Eastern Tigers clique of generals.
The project was carried out during Gen. Udomdej’s period as army commander.  After the scandal occurred, Gen. Teerachai set up a team to investigate the project and found no corruption.
The entire controversy is beleived to have stemmed from a conflict between former army commander Gen. Udomdej and current arm commander Gen. Teerachai with Deputy PM Prawit is taking a role as middle man.]

Top right: ‘Por’ Tridsadee ‘fight’ for a miracle
[The photo shows Por and his daughter Mali. Refers to famous actor Por Tridsadee Sahawong who is hospitalize due to the dengue virus which later developed severe complications. His daughter, Mali has now become popular with the public.]

Bottom: Cockroach’s crying esp.2!!! [white] Kick out [pink] ‘Chai Moo’ [white] impede ‘Thaug’ from doing big things

[Left to right: Bangkok governor ML Sukhumbhand Paribatra (whose nickname is Moo), Democrat Party’s leader Abhisit Vejjajiva and one of Democrat Party’s executive member and a leader of anti-Yingluck protest, Suthep Thaugsuban.
Refers to the internal conflict inside the Democrat Party. Recently, there is unofficial news that ML Sukhumbhand has been kicked out of the party due to his unsatisfying performances as Bangkok Governor. The Democrat Party is derisively referred to as “cockroaches” because the party can always adjust itself to any political situation.]

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From Matichon Weekly, November 27-December 3, 2015
Main cover reads: Loy Krathong ‘army color’
[Refers to  a construction of Rajabhakti Park scandal which has shook the junta. The junta government denied that this project was under either the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) or the junta. The junta said the responsibility for 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 Defense Minister, insists that this project is transparent and in compliance the investigation results conducted by the army.]

Inside a box on the right: Invitation ‘fake’??? from EU, Thank you.
[The woman in the picture is former PM Yingluck. This refers to an invitation from a member of the European Parliament to former PM Yingluck. Since Yingluck is facing a legal case, the court turned down her request to go aboard following said request.]

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From Nation Weekend, November 27, 2015
Main cover reads: Tiger is roaring.
[The man on the cover is Army commander Gen. Teerachai Nakvanich. Refers to the Rajabhakti Park scandal. This project was carried out during Gen. Udomdej’s period as army commander. After this scandal occurred, Gen. Teerachai set up a team to investigate the project.]

Left: Assassination [white] Khon Kaen model 2. Red shirt’s anarchist plot
[Refers to the arrest of a group of suspects allegedly planning a series of terrorist act following the “Khon Khen Model” which was the Red Shirt plan to create chaos in the wake of the overthrow of the Pheu Thai government.]

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