Kom Chad Luek

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Kom Chad Luek

Kom Chad Luek (Thai: คมชัดลึก; RTGSKhom Chat Luek; literally "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]


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.[citation needed]


  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.
  2. ^ Thongtep, Watchiranont; Pratruangkrai, Petchanet (2016-10-19). "Newspapers covering HM's death become collector's items". The Nation. Retrieved 9 January 2017.

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