Skip to main content
<p>The junta has given the green light to a new version of the Criminal Procedure Code that allows police to intercept communications. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>On 25 April 2017, Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd, spokesperson of the Prime Minister's Office, announced that the cabinet has approved an amended draft of the&nbsp;<a href="">Criminal Procedure Code (CPC)</a>.</p> <p>Under the section on evidence collection, the bill allows police to intercept communications to and from criminal suspects.</p>
By Harrison George |
<p>But the newspaper article said this form was not mandatory.&nbsp;</p> <p>Who says so?</p> <p>It quotes Deputy Commissioner of Immigration Pol Maj Gen Chatchawan Wachirapaneekhun, whose name is also there as the person who ‘designed and arranged’ this form.</p> <p>Well, that’s right, it is not mandatory.&nbsp; But if you want to extend your visa or do your 90-day report, you are required to complete the form.&nbsp; Voluntarily.</p> <p>Because if I don’t, …</p> <p>You won’t get your extension and we will fine you for not doing your 90-day report.</p> <p>I see.</p>
By Thaweeporn Kummetha and Kongpob Areerat |
<p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-a0ce0b52-7136-9370-b12c-3edcd75b46d4">The Prevention and Suppression of Temptations to Dangerous Behaviors which will ban specific kinds of pornography in a bid to increase efficiency in suppression, potentially paves way for a ban of group sex, and BDSM, in the name of public morals. The bill also poses a great threat to media freedom as it not only broadly defines a wide range of media content deemed inappropriate, it also adopts the notorious article of the Computer Crime Act which indiscriminately holds internet intermediaries liable for all pornographic/violent materials without safe harbour.</span></p> <p></p>