Media urged to use Thai correctly

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BANGKOK, 5 August 2015 – A Thai language expert has urged mass media to use correct Thai grammar to set a good example for youths.

Former member of the Royal Society and Thai language expert Professor Kanchana Naksakul spoke at a Thai language seminar, criticizing modern media for incorrect usage in terms of both spelling and pronunciation.

He said younger people are easily susceptible to media influence. Another language expert, Mr. Danai Chanchaochai, said more people are using social media and many do not use correct Thai.

Mr. Danai said it is important for the media to be extra mindful when using Thai in their news stories. The seminar was organized by the Public Relations Department.