Royal Thai Army apologizes for TV Channel 5’s “broadcasting problems” occurring on Monday

Bangkok –

The Royal Thai Army today, March 31st, had released an apology statement to the public for TV Channel 5’s “broadcasting problems” while presenting news coverage of the Russia-Ukraine war on Monday, March 28th.

The signal disruption occurred when Channel 5, owned by the Royal Thai Army, was reporting about the war and political tension between Russia and Ukraine on the afternoon of Monday.

This also resulted in the withdrawal of the TOP News team, who arranged and anchored the news for the channel, by the end of this month.

As of today, the Royal Thai Army had publicly apologized for the “technical errors” and the incident caused, referring to the broadcasting of news programs on March 28th. The statement, however, did not directly mention the news contents being reported at the moment of the technical disruptions.

It also said that “all of the Royal Thai Army radio and television stations would continue to maintain its position as a medium for state security and public safety in presenting beneficial news for people and society and would stay side by side with Thai people in all situation.”


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.