How Western Media Gets Thailand Wrong

In this interview with Forbes magazine, the former Prime Minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra comments on how the international media has been influenced by a skewed, one-sided presentation of current events by the country’s main two English-language newspapers, The Bangkok Post and The Nation.

“I am really unlucky that Thailand only have two English newspapers, and both of them against me. So the international audience might read what happening in Thailand through these newspapers. The phrases they used are prejudiced and biased from the beginning. Not just only in the details, the headlines already are prejudiced. So don’t believe them. If you want to know the true me, true Thaksin, and you read these newspapers, you’d never know the true Thaksin.”

Read the full interview in Forbes here.