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From Matichon Weekly, September 14, 2012
Headline: “I have today because you gave it to me.” Confucius Peace Prize
[Article summary: Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was nominated for, the Confucius Peace Prize for 2012. The Confucian Peace Prize was established by the China International Peace Research Center (CIPRC) in 2010 as an alternative to the Nobel Peace Prize after the Scandinavian committee named Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo as its 2010 recipient. CIPRC awarded the prizes  twice: First to Mr. Lian Chan, Deputy President of Taiwan for initiating a policy friendly to the PRC; Second to Vladimir Putin, President of Russia for waging a war against a group of rebellion in Chechnya.  The other nominees for the award were Microsoft founder Bill Gates, South African President Jacob Zuma, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
“I have today because you gave it to me” is mentioned in a mocking way to refer to her being picked from political obscurity to stand as PM by Thaksin.]


From Nation Weekend: September 14, 2012
Headline: Prai [serf] Reya: “We’re also human.”
On the cover is the lead actress Araya Hargate.
[Article summary: A musical based on popular TV series, “Dok Som Si Thong” (golden orange bloom) is a story of a woman who does everything for money.]

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