Publish And Perish

When Suthichai Yoon, editor-in-chief of Thailand's Nation Multimedia Group, picked up the phone last Wednesday, the caller wouldn't give his name, but said he was a banker with interesting news. He had received an order to investigate a list of people for possible violations of Thailand's money-laundering laws. According to the mystery banker, Yoon had been named, along with members of his family, editors and columnists of the Nation group and other journalists.

Last week was a notably bad one for Thailand's press, one of the freest in Asia—and it looks like more trouble is on the way....

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