The development of communication Fund groups in the political system after the 2006 -2014 coup

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Pattamon Pengsom
Surapon Rajapantarak
Anek Laothamatas
Somboon Suksamran


The objective of this study is to study the influence of business communication that has an impact on Thai Rak Thai Party. This is a qualitative research by analyzing documents from the Thaksin Cognitive Books 1 – 2, Corruption cases of Dr. Surapong Suebwonglee, Case of land in Ratchada, and IPSTAR satellite case analyzed by Somchai Sawaengkarn. The research found that the fact that only a few large business leaders who succeed in using political money, take advantages from the power and destroy the parliamentary system. This causes both direct and indirect impacts on Thai political system. Thai politics requires funding, which comes from the large capital group of the communication business who explicitly support politics. And this group was affected by the coup. For example, the free TV channels were most affected because the business operation was controlled, causing the decreasing of Income for political reasons. This is because the coup thought that if the free TV channels were not controlled, it will cause resistance and lead to political change. On the other hand, Mobile Business has the least effect and also able to continue conduct the business so this group has occupied the market still.


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Pengsom, P., Rajapantarak, S., Laothamatas, A., & Suksamran, S. (2019). The development of communication Fund groups in the political system after the 2006 -2014 coup. Rajapark Journal, 13(30), 306–321. Retrieved from
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