Weekly News Magazines, September 20, 2013

Nation Weekend, 20 September 2013

From Nation Weekend, September 20, 2013
Cover reads: On foot against the dam
[Refers to Sasin Chalermlarp, secretary of Seub Nakhasathien Foundation, who, with supporters, walked from Mae Wong National Park in Nakhon Sawan Province to Bangkok, a total distance of 388 kms., to declare their disagreement on the construction of the Mae Wong dam. The dam is believed not to be able to solve flood problems and would damages the national park where it would be built. Bangkokians warmly welcomed the marchers.]

Matichon Weekly, 20 September 2013
From Matichon Weekly, September 20, 2013
Cover reads: Mr. 2 Trillion
[Reference is to a bill that will, if it becomes a law, allow the government to borrow up to 2 trillion baht to develop the country’s infrastructure, mostly the transportation system. Transport Minister Chadchart Sittipunt is responsible for the project, hence “Mr. 2.2 Trillion.”]

ASTV Manager Weekly_21 September 2013

From ASTV Manager Weekly, September 21, 2013
[The cover refers to a reality show called ‘Smart Lady Thailand’ sponsored by the Womans’ Role Development Fund and supported by the government. The article jokes that, based on the voting public who elected Yingluck, Thailand’s smart ladies must include not only Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, but also Mr. Saran Chuichai or Um Neiko, a Thammasat University student who prefers dressing as a woman. Also a singer named Sutheewan Thaweesin, better known as ‘Bai Toey R. Siam’ who told the public that she was paid one million baht to travel overseas and sing for Thaksin Shinawatra. The singer also admitted she was given a discount to buy a house in one of the SC Asset’s projects. So overall the article is mocking Yingluck’s connection with the ‘Smart Lady” label.]

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