Weekly News Magazines, November 18-25, 2016


From Nation Weekend, November 11, 2016
Main cover reads: “Thanks to Thai people for your generousness given to me and my family and your support for our activities. I really appreciate it.”

[Refers to Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s statement to Thai people at New Year’s in 1976. This phrase is a part of the Royal Anthem.]


From Matichon Weekly, November 18-24, 2016

[The man cover shows Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn who is expected to ascend the throne on December 1, 2016 and become Thailand’s King Rama X after the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.]


From Manager Weekly, November 19-25, 2016
Main cover reads: Mission on [red] overthrowing Trump

[Around Trump are photos of notable Trump foes Hillary Clinton, George Soros, Barack Obama and Lady Gaga. This cover tries to illustrate that the chaos and massive protests against Trump in the U.S. after the election may be caused by powerful people who strongly oppose the major changes in U.S. policy Trump promises.]

Top right: It’s ‘Sornram’s fever.’ ‘Sai Lo Hid’ returns.
Photos left to right: Sornram Teppitak and Matika Bee Atthakornsiripo in the drama Sai Lo Hid and photos of them in the present day

[Refers to a famous drama ‘Sai Lo Hid’ which was rebroadcast and made Sornram and Matika, main actors in the drama, to become well-known again. This drama aims to encourage people to love the country and be united. It was rebroadcast in remembrance of Thailand’s late King.]


From Lokwannee, November 19-25, 2016
Main cover reads: Leadership? (We’ll Trump as promised.)
Trump: Damn it!
Prayuth: Can you speak politely?

[Refers to an aggressive characteristics of two leaders: U.S.-elected president Donald Trump and Thailand’s PM Prayuth. This cover compares Trump’s brazen personality with PM Prayuth whom is known to be very aggressive when speaking to the media.
The headline uses the word “Trump” as a pun on the Thai word “tum” meaning “doing.” This is a motto of the junta to mean “we’ll do as promise” to return the happiness to the people.]

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