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Thai Rath (Thai: ไทยรัฐ, lit. Thai State) is a Thai-language daily newspaper published in Bangkok and distributed nationwide. The paper is a broadsheet published with two sections. The first section is devoted to news. Although the news section is best known for its sensationalist coverage of crime and accidents, it also includes stories on Thai politics, economy and society. The second section features coverage of sport and entertainment. Thai Rath is the oldest and best-selling newspaper in Thailand, claiming a circulation in excess of 1 million copies daily.
Thai Rath was founded on 25 December 1962 by Kampol Wacharapol. Kampol had started two other newspapers, Khaopap Raiwan (ข่าวภาพรายวัน), which were shut down by the Thai government in 1958. He then threatened to buy Siang Ang Thong (เสียงอ่างทอง) from Mr. Laor Ketkaew, 1 May 1959 to 25 December 1962.
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