Kom Chad Luek

Kom Chad Luek (Thai: คมชัดลึก, RTGSKhom Chat Luek, pronounced [kʰōm t͡ɕʰát lɯ́k]; lit.: 'sharp, clear, deep') is a mass-circulation Thai-language daily newspaper launched in 2001, published in Bangkok, Thailand, by the Nation Multimedia Group.[1] Its circulation is 900,000.[2]The company printed the daily paper until it announced cessation on 8 April 2020, citing inability to compete in the changed media landscape and economic environment.[3][4]

Kom Chad Luek
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatDigital newspaper
Founder(s)16 October 2001
Ceased publication8 April 2020 (as broadsheet)
HeadquartersChatuchak, Bangkok


Kom Chad Luek became the target of mass protests after it printed an article on 24 March 2006 that omitted part of a quote by anti-government protest leader Sondhi Limthongkul, with the misquote suggesting Sondhi wanted King Bhumibol Adulyadej to abdicate, which was viewed as an insult to the king, or lèse majesté, which is a crime in Thailand. The paper published a front-page apology on 30 March, begging forgiveness from the king. Protests in front of the newspaper's offices continued, however. The paper's editor, Korkhet Chantalertlak, resigned in a show of responsibility, the chief news editor was reassigned, and the paper said it would suspend publication for a total of five days, from 31 March to 2 April and on 8-9 April.[5][6][7]


  1. ^ Limsamarnphun, Nophakhun (2001-10-29). "New paper aims to tap market's vast potential". The Nation. Archived from the original on 9 July 2003. Retrieved 9 January 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ Thongtep, Watchiranont; Pratruangkrai, Petchanet (2016-10-19). "Newspapers covering HM's death become collector's items". The Nation. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  3. ^ https://brandinside.asia/kom-chad-luek-annouced-lay-off-workers-may-1/
  4. ^ https://www.matichon.co.th/news-monitor/news_2123048
  5. ^ https://www.hugedomains.com/domain_profile.cfm?d=chupong&e=com
  6. ^ http://www.tja.or.th/old/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=96&Itemid=91
  7. ^ https://www.thairath.co.th/content/50096

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