Weekly News Magazines: Who will lead the Pheu Thai, July, 2017

From Siamrath weekly review , July 14-20, 2017
Main cover reads: Good will [red] but aims to attack

[Refers to the rumors that yet another obscure Thaksin family member might head the Pheu Thai Party.
This contradicts earlier rumors that Sudarat Keyuraphan (pictured) would lead. This would have been a watershed moment for the party as Sudarat is a respected political veteran with a faction of her own and, most importantly, is not a Shinawatra family puppet who would be directed by Thaksin from overseas.
However, Sudarat is hated by the party’s rural kingpins who do not have any synergy with a female who has a political clique based around Bangkok.
All of this signals the tussling within the party over its leadership going into the next election.]

From Matichon Weekly, July 14-20, 2017
Main cover reads: Was trapped by ‘Tu’? [Meaning the PM forced the US to cater to Thailand.]
[Refers a talk between PM Prayuth and US President Donald Trump. Trump invited PM Prayuth to visit the White House. This illustrates an improvement in the relationship of those two countries after the Obama’s administration perceived pressure that was put on the junta and Thailand’s increasingly close relationship with China.
There is concern that Trump may have to ignore the issue of democracy and human rights in order to expand the relationship with Thailand to counterbalance China and North Korea in the region. Due to these global circumstances, Thailand under the junta would benefit from this power competition.]

Top right: Sister Noi dismissed the rumor on promoting to fight and insists the PTP still not decide who will be the ‘leader’
[Refers to the rumor that Pheu Thai Party will appoint Sudarat Keyuraphan, whose nickname is Noi, to be leader of the party.]

From Manager Weekly, July 15-21, 2017
Main cover reads: Order from the boss to kill the whole family in Ao Luk.

[The photo shows family members of Vorayut Sanglang (the man in white). Refers to the killing eight members including children of Vorayut Sanglang, a village headman in Ao Luk district. The cause of the massacre is thought to be local business conflict.]

Top: Disclose the relations between [orange] “ThaiHealth-TPBS” [black] husband and wife and the question about the conflict of interest.
Logo on the right: ThaiHealth
Logo on the left: Thai PBS
The man is Dr. Supreda Adulyanon and the woman is Dr. Wilasinee Phiphikul.
[Refers to the concern about an alleged conflict of interest between the ThaiHealth and Thai PBS. Dr. Supreda Adulyanon, CEO of the ThaiHealth and Dr. Wilasinee Phiphikul, Director of Thai PBS, are a couple and their two organizations have business links. Also, the selection of the new Thai PBS director has been criticized over transparency and unfairness.]
Below left: ‘Neung-Jakkawal’ isn’t afraid of change in the music industry. ‘Klongtoey slum’ is more cruel.
[Refers to a story of well-known pianist Jakkawal ‘Neung’ Saothongyuttitum. Although he had a difficult life when he was young, later he has become well-known and respected person of the music industry.]
Bottom right: From #under the mud, to #An aunt who love to pay. Drama in the Club Friday. Open another side which “Four” didn’t speak all of things.
Couple on the left: Saithip Montrikul Na Ayudhaya and Worarit ‘S’ Waijernnai
Couple on the right: Sakolrat Four Woraurai and Pitch Kachai
[Refers to popular TV show by the ATime media “Club Friday.” Former teenager singer Sakolrat Four Woraurai disclosed her love story with her ex-boyfriend singer Pitch Kachai. This led to Pitch making a hashtag on his Instagram “under the mud.” People guessed that this hashtag is to criticize Four as “under the mud” meaning “very low and very silly.” Due to this case, people started to bring up the old love affairs of the hosts of the TV program–Saithip ‘Chod’ Montrikul Na Ayudhaya and Worarit ‘S’ Waijernnai. In this case, the woman is older than the man. People thought that “S” was romancing her for reasons other than love.]

From Lokwannee, July 17-21, 2017
Main cover reads: Now the military has already reformed
[This cover is an editorial cartoon (like all Lokwannee covers). Amid the loud calls that the police must be reformed, the cover message makes the case that the military are the ones who should be reformed.
The chicken refers to a nickname, Kai-Ou of Maj-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd, the government spokesperson.
Behind the photo are symbols of the controversial military purchasing deals that have been derided by critics.]

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One Response to Weekly News Magazines: Who will lead the Pheu Thai, July, 2017

  1. Anonymous says:

    Those UDD men also HATE Ee Sudarat due to the fact that She can get along with those Eastern Tiger clique including Big Pom very well, not to mention about those Wang Bua Ban faction of Red Dragon Lady and Ban Rim Nam faction of Ai Chaloem who have personal vendetta against EE Sudarat

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