Editors of the <i>Bangkok Post</i> have issued an official statement and commitment to all readers, assuring that editorial independence is intact.
The newspaper's editor, Umesh Pandey, was transferred on Monday to a new posting.
The full text of the statement issued on Tuesday evening follows:
Committed to editorial autonomy
Following the transfer of former editor Umesh Pandey, the Bangkok Post would like to assure readers and the public of our editorial independence and reaffirm that our content, whether published in the newspaper or on other platforms, has never been interfered with by either the government or company executives.
Despite the tough current climate in the media industry, the Bangkok Post remains committed to transparent journalism for the greater benefit of Thai society. The paper confirms that everything produced under our name is congruent with our values of independence, integrity and impartiality.
The transfer of our former editor is the result of several factors and bears no relation to our journalistic autonomy or the content which we have produced proudly for almost 72 years.
At all times we have strived to maintain our integrity, even now in what is a challenging period for Thailand, but this newspaper has never compromised its editorial independence and this is something that will never change.
The Editors of the Bangkok Post