PRD, One Championship Promoting Muay Thai


BANGKOK (NNT) – ONE Championship and NBT are promoting Muay Thai as Thailand’s soft power in the hope of attracting foreign viewers.

Somsak Thepsuthin, Deputy Prime Minister, had discussions with Tassanee Pholchaniko, Deputy Director-General of the Public Relations Department (PRD), and Prem Ariyawat Busarabavonwongs, Managing Director of ONE Championship Thailand, in regard to a plan to promote Muay Thai or Thai Boxing as a soft power asset by assigning NBT, which is under the supervision of the PRD, to broadcast Muay Thai live in order to create more recognition, which he believes will attract foreign tourists, especially those who have interest in Muay Thai, and create a large amount of money for the country.

Initially, there will be a live boxing telecast on Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and if the broadcast is well received, there may be an extension of air time.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.