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Thailand has asked the nation’s telcos and internet service providers to censor communication about a wave of protests sweeping the country and made it an offence to take a selfie at protest events. The reasons for the protests are many and complex but centre on citizens’ belief that progress from military-centric government …

  1. mikus

    From the country that will lock you up from bad-mouthing their king, or even for leaving a bad hotel review, go figure. https://loyaltylobby.com/2020/09/27/american-hotel-guest-in-thailand-arrested-jailed-for-defamation-after-posting-bad-online-reviews/

    1. MrBanana Silver badge

      Just for a bad review - I read the article, did you? Sounds like a total tool.

      1. jgarbo

        Libel

        Barnes libeled the hotel, with childish comments about standard international policy - corkage charge. The hotel asked for a retraction, he refused, they sued. What would the Dorchester do?

    2. lglethal Silver badge
      Facepalm

      Try reading an actual article about the douchebag with the hotel reviews. He left months of fake reviews including that the staff were slave labour, all over an incident that when he stayed there he was asked to pay a corkage fee for bringing his own bottle of wine to the restaurant. In the end after kicking up a fuss and being rude, he didnt even pay the corkage fee.

      So he tried to destroy a business's reputation, all because someone asked him to pay a corkage fee (standard practice in most restaurants). What an utter douchebag. He would have deserved to go to jail for it. As it was, he got let off with a warning after he apologised and promised not to do it again.

      Thailand has insane Lese Majeste laws, which are incredibly wrong and are often misused. But dont try and conflate the two topics because it just makes you look like an idiot.

    3. jgarbo
      Devil

      Assange is better in UK

      Julian, avoid Thailand at all costs!!! You could arrested here, mate

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    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Creat a fake account.

      Yes, sure, and you'll be the one footing the bill for those burner phones you speak of?

      1. jgarbo

        Re: Creat a fake account.

        Thailand doesn't allow "burners". ID with every SIM.

    2. DavCrav Silver badge

      Re: Creat a fake account.

      "with an image of Winnie the Pooh instead"

      Wrong east Asian dictatorship.

  3. six_tymes

    blm anarchists and antifa wouldn't last long there. they would have been locked up months ago. stupid democratic mayors allow them to roam free and stab, murder and steal, burn, absolute chaos.

    1. genghis_uk Silver badge

      Relevance? I am sure that white supremacists would not last very long either but Thailand has its own problems without importing US madness

  4. Jonathan Richards 1 Silver badge
    Facepalm

    Lends a new meaning ...

    ... to POINH. I think the definitely-not-generals definitely-not-subverting a Thai democracy might have got the wrong idea about that.

  5. Jonjonz

    The ruling party sounds like every current ruling party on earth to one degree or another.

  6. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "made it an offence to take a selfie at protest events"

    Wow, a government that feels threatened by selfies.

    Not a very good indicator of stability or justice.

    1. Cynic_999 Silver badge

      Re: "made it an offence to take a selfie at protest events"

      Police in the UK will still frequently tell people that it is not permitted to take photos of police officers or of certain events. Fortunately many people here now know their rights and so ignore the instruction.

  7. ICL1900-G3 Bronze badge
    Big Brother

    Johnson't wet dream

    That is all.

  8. jgarbo
    Happy

    Best place if you know

    Thailand has more laws than Hamurabi. But Thais only obey the ones they like, while the cops are watching. They rest, they don't bother. Also, cops here barker louder than they bite. A law here is a warning or suggestion. You interpret it according to the situation. Jai yen-yen (Take it easy)

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