Weekly News Magazines, December 18-26, 2015


From Lokwannee, December 19-26, 2015
Main cover reads: Click Like… Get thrown in prison!!??
[Refers to a new legal action declared by the junta to deal with people who share or click ‘like’ on the Facebook related to the Rajabhakti Park corruption scandal.]


From Manager Weekly, December 19-25, 2015
Main cover reads: Prospective political party leader [blue] 3 billion baht
On the ID card of ML Sukumpan Boripat” [starting from the next title after the date of birth]
Occupation: Bangkok Governor, Prospective political party leader
Income: Selling piano and garbage tracks [referring to scandals involving the Bangkok Governor]
Motto: Don’t mis-estimate me. If you’re afraid of flood, you should stay in the mountains.
Address: Big tunnel
Favorite drink: Red wine
Emergency contact persion: Suthep Thaugsuban
[This cover references a junta proposal to add the information on occupation and income on Thai ID cards.
This card itself refers to an internal conflict in the Democrat Party. Recently, there is a rumor that a new party would be established and founded by Bangkok Governor Sukumpan and Suthep. ML Sukumpan is now facing a pressure from the party members due to his unsatisfying performance, particularly related to corruption and flood control measures. In his income stated in the ID refers to the corruption scandals on procurement of piano and garbage tracks.]

Top right: Showing respect to farewell the Supreme Patriarch
[Refers to the Supreme Patriarch’s funeral held on December 16, 2015. He was the eldest Supreme Patriarch in the country who reached the age of 100.]

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From Matichon Weekly, December 18-24, 2015
Main cover reads: …must be polite, not arrogant or pretentious and in the democratic period, it shall be suitable and in compliance with the people.
[The photo shows the King and the former Supreme Patriarch.
The quote refers to a memorial note written by the former Supreme Patriarch after he had a talk with the King.]

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From Nation Weekend, December 18, 2015
Main cover reads: The Supreme Patriarch of the country
[Refers to the Supreme Patriarch’s funeral and royal cremation held on December 16, 2015. There were several royal families and head monks around the world participating in the ceremony.]

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