Weekly News Magazines, November 5-11, 2016


From Lokwannee, November 5-11 , 2016
Cover reads: The policy on [erased with white color] rice [black] pledging [erased by white color] in [black] barns

[The cover is raising a question as to whether the junta’s new “rice barn” policy is actually the same as Yingluck’s rice-pledging scheme. Amid the decline of rice price, the junta launched the rice barn scheme to encourage farmers to store rice for a period of time and not to rush in releasing it to the market.]


From Matichon Weekly, Nov 4-10, 2016
[The photo shows HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej who is praised as the father of rice research and development together with the King Rama V who is thought of as the father of the Thai rice revolution.]


From Nation Weekend, Nov 4, 2016
Main cover reads: Follow in the father’s steps

[The cover shows Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn [mid-row] and other royalty in the background. The cover implies that the royal family will follow the late King’s example.]


From Manager Weekly, Nov 5-11, 2016
Main cover reads: Disclose the strategy on [white] tractor clashes with tanks

Left to right is Yaowapa Wongsawat, PM Prayuth, Yingluck, and Army chief Gen. Chalermchai Sitthisart. This refers to the political struggle of rice pledging between the junta and Thaksin’s group in Thailand led by his sisters Yaowapa and Yingluck. While Yingluck was trying to show off her help to the farmers when rice prices declined, the junta is proceeding with charges against her for the Pheu Thai rice pledging scheme.]
Bottom ‘Trump-Hillary’ Whoever wins is still bad.

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