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Junior's in charge

'Thai Rath' scion Vachara Vacharaphol takes the reins at the group's start-up digital TV channel

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When Thailand’s biggest newspaper, Thai Rath, starts to spread its wings, all eyes stop and stare. And this time, the spotlight is shining directly on Vachara Vacharaphol, the third generation of the best-selling sheet’s empire. 

'Thairath TV is my brainchild, and I’m putting all my effort into seeing it succeed,' says Vachara Vacharaphol. (Photo by Kosol Nakachol)

Carrying a torch passed down from his predecessors, the 34-year-old boss of Triple V Broadcast, the group’s broadcasting arm, admits it’s hardly a walk in the park. For the oldest son of Yingluck Vacharaphol, the second generation and heiress to the Thai Rath family, the responsibilities of keeping up with the media’s fast-changing trends are huge and hard. But the chief executive assures he will make it.

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