To commemorate the 18th anniversary of the Pattaya Mail, a religious ceremony was held at our offices on July 23, the day we published our first newspaper in 1993.
Five monks from Wat Nong Yai chanted prayers and bestowed blessings on the company staff and all those who attended.
Pratheep Malhotra, founder of the Pattaya Mail Media Group officiated at the ceremonies, while his sons Kamolthep ‘Prince’ and Suwanthep ‘Tony’ along with our ‘PM family’ participated in the prayer sessions.
Prince Malhotra represents the Pattaya Mail in leading staff in prayer.
The Pattaya Mail Media Group publishes the Pattaya Mail, Pattaya’s First English Language Newspaper, the Pattaya Blatt, the German language newspaper for Thailand and produces the Pattaya Mail on TV (PMTV) show which is broadcast on 4 cable stations in Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard. We also operate the Chiang Mai Mail in the north of Thailand.
Tony Malhotra leads the staff in deep meditation and prayer.
Peter Malhotra said, “This is another milestone in the history of our company. When we first started, my sons were still in school. Time sure flies fast. Now all 3 of my sons are university graduates and are fully involved in the operations of the various departments of our company. They are the new generation businessmen and I look forward to them taking over the helm of our operations someday.
“I sincerely thank members of our team which are too many to mention here, but I especially take my hat off to Dan Dorothy, our executive editor for his commitment and dedication throughout the years without which we could not be where we are today and achieve the highest honour of being the ‘Best in the East’ for the past 13 consecutive years.
Tony, Peter and Prince pose with newly elected member of parliament Poramase Ngarmpiches holding a copy of the very first issue of the Pattaya Mail published on 23 July 1993.
“My sincere gratitude to all our other team members and staff. With your help and hard work we can claim to be the most successful newspapers in the region.
“We promise to continue to give the best of news and information to our loyal readers for a long time to come.”