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Bangkok Post editor removed after refusing to tone down junta criticisms

Bangkok Post confirmed on Monday that the company removed its news editor Umesh Pandey after he refused to alter his critical coverage of the military government, given that the newspaper is going to invite the junta head to join its birthday’s party, said an executive.   On 14 May 2018, Umesh Pandey, the editor of the Bangkok Post, confirmed on Facebook that the newspaper dismissed him for his recent criticisms of the military government.    “The hard-hitting news that we have produced in the 22-months of my leadership is a testament to what we as a team that is down by nearly 60 people have managed to achieve,” read Pandey’s Facebook post. “But when asked to ‘tone down’ I did not budge.”   Pandey said he was “blunt” in telling newspaper leadership that he would rather “lose [his] position” than “bow [his] head.”    “The axe finally came down on...

 

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