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
LanguageThai
Ceased publication8 April 2020 (as broadsheet)
HeadquartersChatuchak, Bangkok
Circulation900,000
Websitehttp://komchadluek.net

ControversyEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  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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