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<div>More than 300,000 Thais have signed a petition opposing the new Computer Crime Bill that will allow greater government control over information online.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On 15 December 2016, representatives of the Thai Netizen Network (TNN) and Amnesty International (AI) submitted the signatures to the President of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), the junta-appointed law-making body. </div>
<p>The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) has blocked a website used by anti-single internet gateway netizens to carry out attacks on government websites.</p> <p>On Sunday, 4 October 2015, the MICT blocked ‘<a href=""></a>’, a website used to carry out cyber-attacks on government websites by many people opposing the junta’s plan to reduce internet gateways to one.</p>
<p>Despite the recent cyber-attacks on government websites from netizens opposed to the single internet gateway, the Thai authorities say that they will continue to study its feasibility.</p> <p>On Thursday afternoon, 1 October 2015,&nbsp;<span>Uttama Savanayana</span>, the Minister of Information and Communications Technology (MICT), held a press briefing about symbolic cyber-attacks on several government websites on Wednesday night by internet users who oppose government plans to reduce internet gateways to one.</p>
By Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) |
<div> <p>An initiative in Thailand to create a single government-controlled gateway for international Internet traffic represents a clear danger to online freedoms, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in a statement today. CPJ calls on Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to drop the proposed plan and stop harassing journalists and social media users.</p> </div>
<p>Thai police have threatened to use the Computer Crime Act against anyone attacking a government website to protest the single internet gateway plan.</p> <p>At around 6 pm on Wednesday, 30 September 2015,&nbsp;<a href=""></a>, the official website of the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MICT), went down after it was attacked by internet users who are against the Thai authorities’ proposal to eliminate multiple internet gateways.</p>