This article needs to be updated. The reason given is: to describe the shift of the newspaper's editorial stance towards conservatism.(July 2021)
Thai Post (Thai: ไทยโพสต์) is a daily Thai-language newspaper in Thailand. It is owned by the Thai Journal Group Co. Its circulation is in the 100,000-150,000 range. Currently the HQ is in Klong Toei, Bangkok.
|Owner(s)||Thai Journal Group Co.|
On 16 July 2003, the newspaper published comments from media rights advocate Supinya Klangnarong, who said that the Shin Corporation, then majority-owned by the family of Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, had benefited because of favorable policies by the Thaksin government. The newspaper was named as a co-defendant, along with Supinya, in a criminal libel lawsuit brought by Shin Corp. A civil suit sought 400 million baht in compensation. After the Thaksin family sold its shares in Shin Corp to Singapore's Temasek Holdings, the company offered to drop the lawsuit on the condition that Supinya apologized for her comments. Supinya refused the offer. On 14 March 2006, the Criminal Court threw out the criminal lawsuit, saying the article in the Thai Post was presented in good faith and in the public's best interest. On 8 May 2006, Shin Corp. asked that the civil lawsuit be withdrawn. Neither Supinya nor Thai Post had any objections, so the court withdrew the civil suit.
Thai Post has been shifting its editorial stance towards a biased reporting in favor of Thai Conservatism. The newspaper often publishes news with oversensational headlines attacking government opposition and critics.
- Wolff, Ismail (16 March 2006). "Court acquits Supinya, 'Thai Post'". Manager Online. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
- "Media critic acquitted in defamation suit by PM's former telecom firm". The Nation. 15 March 2006. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
- "Shin drops civil suit against Supinya". Manager Online. 9 May 2006. Retrieved 15 September 2016.