BANGKOK (AP) -- The International New York Times says it will cease printing and distributing its print edition in Thailand at the end of the year because of the rising cost of operating in the Southeast Asian country.
The newspaper, known until 2013 as the International Herald Tribune, announced the decision in a letter to subscribers. The move was confirmed Thursday in an email from Charlotte Gordon, its vice president for international marketing.
Gordon said the print edition will still be available in six other Southeast Asian nations.
Thailand's military government has sought to clamp down on critical media coverage. Asked if the political climate played a part in the decision to cease publication in Thailand, Gordon said the newspaper had no comment beyond what was included in the letter to subscribers.