Weekly News Magazines, June 8, 2012

From Nation Weekly, June 8, 2012
The cover reads: Uncle Paiboon will not compromise

[Article summary: Cable television operator TrueVisions has failed to resolve its dispute with Euro 2012 Football Championship broadcast rights holder GMM Grammy. Mr. Suphachai Chearavanont, CEO of True Corp, the parent of TrueVisions, asked GMM Grammy chairman Paiboon Damrongchaitham to release the Euro broadcast signal, but unfortunately a compromise could not be reached. GMM Grammy said TrueVision must not air the matches and it may also be forced to stop broadcasting on some of its channels when the games are being played.]

From Matichon Weekend, June 8, 2012
The cover reads: Article 6 says that “The Constitution is the supreme law of the State. The provisions of any law, rule or regulation, which are contrary to or inconsistent with this Constitution, shall not be enforceable.”

[Article summary: It has been a problem concerning bills and the power of the Constitution Court since the Court ordered the parliament to delay the vote on the charter amendment bill on the third reading. Certainly this bought a conflict to politics as there are two points of view occurring in society. On one hand, the Pheu Thai MP and its Red Shirt allies urged the chamber to move ahead with the third reading of the charter amendment bill by saying that the court has overstepped its authority and should back down. However, on the other hand, the Constitution Court insisted it has the power to consider the petitions against the government’s charter amendment bill regardless of the state attorney’s decision. Whatever is going to happen, Article 6 will be one of the key articles to decide the future of Thais.]

From Siamrath, June 8, 2012
The cover reads: 3G war

[Article summary: A series of amendments to the third-generation (3G) network contracts between CAT Telecom and True Corporation is expected. The changes are inevitable after a National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) subcommittee decided the contracts violate the Frequency Allocation Act. So, the war of 3 G will again start.]

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