'Post' clarifies article from 1950

'Post' clarifies article from 1950

The Post would like to clarify an article it published in 1950, after a doctoral dissertation titled "Thai Politics in Phibun's Government under the US World Order (1948–1957)" by Nattapol Chaiching, referred to its contents.

The dissertation referred to the Bangkok Post article published on Dec 18 for the part saying the Regent had been expanding his political role by frequently attending cabinet meetings led by prime minister Field Marshal Plaek Phibulsonggram. This move was said to have made Field Marshal Plaek dissatisfied and he responded by demanding that he be allowed to sit in meetings of the Privy Council as well if the Regent was to interfere with the administrative and legislative branches.

The Post wants to clarify that the paper never reported such information which has been cited and disseminated in several other channels, including a book titled Khor Funfai Nai Fun An Lueachuea written by the same author Nattapol, and a political seminar.

In fact, the article "Premier May Sit In with Privy Council" merely reported that several cabinet members had voiced their concern about the appointment of 50 senators by the Privy Council without consulting the government as stated in the full article below.

Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (1)

BoT: Tourism keeps economy on upward path

The economy continued to recover in December, boosted by increased tourism and domestic consumption, while exports were affected by the slowing economies of trading partners, the Bank of Thailand said on Tuesday.

14:58

Myanmar invited to military meeting in Thailand

WASHINGTON: The Myanmar military has been invited to take part in a regional military meeting in Bangkok co-chaired by Thailand and the United States, the US military confirmed on Monday.

14:33

Tourist arrivals on Koh Samui top 200,000 in January

SURAT THANI: More than 200,000 tourists visited Koh Samui in January, giving a welcome boost to the tourist island's economy.

13:52