How to find a good Thai newspaper
New Zealand’s most popular newspaper is the Thai newspaper that broke the story of the death of its chief executive, revealing that she had received an anonymous phone call.
The Sunday Paper, which was established in 2012 and has since been bought by a Malaysian newspaper group, has a circulation of around 1.4 million and its editorial line has changed radically.
When Ms Palpatin died in September last year, the paper reported that she died from a cardiac arrest, which had not been previously reported.
The death sparked widespread outrage in Thailand and led to calls for a royal commission.
Thailand’s National Election Commission, which investigates public corruption and public servant deaths, has been investigating the paper’s death and the newspaper has been ordered to publish the details.
“The paper has been given an opportunity to answer the question,” the newspaper’s chief editor, Samyadichai Phunmutham, said in a statement.
Mr Phunmaath said the paper would release the names of those responsible for the death within two weeks, but had not yet received any responses.
In a statement, the National Election Council said the government would not accept the paper as a victim of its actions.
Heavily censored Thailand The paper’s editors, in their own statement, said the newspaper had been heavily censored in Thailand because of its editorial stance.
“The daily paper was not allowed to publish information on the royal family of Thailand, nor the royal families of the country’s main parties,” it said.
It added: “The newspaper is not permitted to publish news about any other Thai newspaper.”
The Daily Paper’s editor, who requested anonymity, said it was an attempt to intimidate him.
“I’ve been threatened before, I’ve had to cancel work, and I’ve done all this because I’m an editor of a newspaper,” he said.
“It’s like a coup.
It’s not just the editor who is under threat.
They’re also the editor-in-chief, the newspaper is being taken away from them.”
Mr Phamut was also the subject of a separate corruption inquiry after it was revealed that he was paid nearly $2 million in 2012 by the royal palace to give speeches in his capacity as the editor of the paper.
A spokesman for the National Electoral Commission said the agency would investigate the claims.
Ms Palpatintin, who died from cardiac arrest on September 24, is one of the most popular Thai media figures in recent years.
Her popularity led her to win a second term as prime minister last year.