Weekly News Magazines, February 4, 2012

From Matichon Weekly, February 4, 2012
The cover reads: Making big merit
[Four army generals make merit at Nakorn Pathom.
This is related to the suspicion that the army would stage a coup while Yingluck was at Davos. The generals in question tried to publicly tamp down this speculation by making merit during the time a coup was to be staged. Matichon in particular spent a lot of time speculating that Gen. Prayuth was preparing a coup. Matichon also reported that Gen. Boonloed Kaewprasoed and Gen. Prayuth have sent warnings directly to Thaksin and the Red Shirt leadership to curtail movements to amend lese majeste laws or the government will be removed by force.
Further comment from 2Bangkok.com: This sequence of events once again resulted in Thaksin and the government at a disadvantage. The overt push for lese majeste changes was part of the bargaining leverage related to Thaksin’s return. Instead of being a successful negotiating ploy, it resulted in an emboldened military and successful public backlash that threatens to further split the Red Shirts from the government.
Still, the return of Thaksin is the preoccupation of the government and the anti-Thaksin establishment alike. The weaker the government grows and the more often cabinet members pledge that controversial amnesty or reforms will be postponed to later in the year, the more likely they will be instead be pushed in the near term.]

From Nation Weekend, February 4, 2012
The cover reads: Simsimi
[The Nation compares Yingluck with Simsimi 9the iphone chatting app) which needs to have data pout in in the same way Yingluck only parrots instructions created by Thaksin. The article further comments that during meetings abroad she is unable to comment on her own vision, but can only express her fashion sense.]

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