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Bangkok Post editor removed for refusing to 'tone down'

Major English-language newspaper denies government interference

The Bangkok Post under the stewardship of editor Umesh Pandey was notably critical of Thailland's ruling junta.

BANGKOK -- The editor of Thai English-language newspaper the Bangkok Post was removed from his post on Monday after refusing an alleged request from the company's board to "tone down" coverage deemed critical of the ruling junta.

On social media, Umesh Pandey said he was proud of the "hard-hitting news" that the paper had published under his leadership over the past 22 months.

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