BANGKOK — June 28, 2019: Thailand’s English daily The Nation published its last print edition today, after 48 years on newsstands. The daily, known for its independent news reporting, will go fully online.
In its farewell edition today, it published a special editorial on its front page titled “A New Beginning at 48”.
It said the daily embraced the winds of change to move beyond print into the digital realm.
“Despite all these media and communication tech advancements, quality content is never out of date, so our focus is to ensure our news and special reports are accurate, accountable and creative to further enhance user experience.
“These are among the priorities that we will strive for in this new journey,” it said.
The Nation is part of the Nation Multimedia Group (NMG), a public-listed company which was taken over by a new management last year.
Last month, NMG chief executive officer Somchai Meesen said the decision to stop its print edition was aimed at halting financial losses, in addition to expanding its market. The paper had suffered losses of 30 million baht a year on average over the past five years.
Following this decision, The Bangkok Post, started in 1946, remains the only English daily in Thailand. — Bernama