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By Khaosod English |
<div>Thai officials asked Google to make an exception and remove content without a court order, according to leaked details of a meeting this past Friday with top executives from the U.S.-based search giant.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The second meeting between Google legal reps and a junta censorship committee was detailed in a document leaked by Thai net freedom advocates hours before Anonymous-aligned hacktivists shut down 20 Department of Corrections websites Thursday morning.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On Wednesday night, a group of Thai activists opposed to government intrusion online pu </div>
<p dir="ltr">A German expat in Chonburi province went to police yesterday to complain that not only was someone impersonating him on Facebook but doing it to post insulting messages about the monarchy.</p> <p>Manfred Peter Gallus, 58, told police he had nothing to do with a Facebook profile used primarily to publish crude remarks about the royal family, libelous statements punishable by up to 15 years in prison per offense under the law.</p>
<p>A man pulled from a hospital last month to face charges of sedition and violating the Computer Crimes Act has jumped bail and is believed to have fled the country.</p> <p>Thanet Anantawong has not been seen by his lawyer since before the New Year, and has failed to appear at a Bangkok military court under the terms of his bail, human rights lawyer Anond Nampa said today.</p> <p>“He left me waiting [at the court],” Anond said of a Dec. 29 court date his client failed to appear for.</p>
By Khaosod English |
<div>The editor of a pro-democracy news website was summoned by the junta over a recent infographic it deemed overly broad in describing the kingdom’s strict law against defaming the monarchy.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thaweeporn Kummetha, editor of Prachatai English, said 10 officers from the military, police and other law enforcement agencies asked Prachatai to be more careful in how it presented information, particularly in regards to the law, which is known as lese majeste. </div>
<p><a href="">Khaosod English</a>: Thailand's military leader Gen Prayut Chan-ocha has assured the public that a new law restricting political gatherings won't affect any "innocent" or peaceful protests.</p>
<div><a href="">Khaosod English</a>: Thai officials say they have uncovered yet another abandoned camp used by human smugglers to detain Rohingya refugees near the Malaysian border, the largest of five sites found in a sweep that started at the beginning of the month.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>According to police, the jungle camp is located three kilometers away from the first site found by security officers in Songkhla province on 1 May. </div>
<div><a href="">Khaosod English</a>: Police say seven soldiers wanted for killing four men during a raid in Pattani province failed to report to hear murder charges Wednesday.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The seven soldiers postponed the meeting “indefinitely,” said Pol.Maj.Gen. Kritsakorn Pleethanyawong, commander of Pattani police force. </div>
<p><a href="">Khaosod English</a>:&nbsp;Thailand's ruling military junta has accused a prominent critic of the monarchy of falsely framing his lese majeste charges as an act of harassment.&nbsp;</p>
<p><a href="">Khaosod English:</a> An editor for the ultra-royalist Thai newspaper ASTV Manager was summoned by police today for overseeing the publication of a fake palace statement on the newspaper’s website last night.</p>
<p><a href="">Khaosod English</a> : Two Thai men have been arrested for allegedly trafficking nearly 400 Rohingya into southern Thailand.&nbsp;</p>
<p><a href="">Khaosod English</a>:&nbsp;<span>&nbsp;The top adviser to His Majesty the King has praised the 2014 military coup as a necessary action that saved Thailand from chaos.</span></p>
<div><span><a href=";section=99">Khaosod English</a> — The wife of the Crown Prince of Thailand has not been granted any honourary titles after she rescinded her royal status late Friday night, official records have confirmed.&nbsp;</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Srirasmi, who married Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn in 2001, resigned from her status as a member of the Royal Family following the recent arrests of many of her relatives are charges of corruption and lese majeste.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div p> </div>