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<p>Security officers raided a cafe in the Deep South of Thailand, seizing &ldquo;Patani Colonial Territory&rdquo;, a board game using a set of cards about the history of the colonisation of Patani by Siam. The authorities claimed the content &lsquo;may be illegal&rsquo;.</p>
<div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="">The Nation</a>&nbsp;: The Cultural Ministry&nbsp;explained that the simulation game Tropico 5, which allows players to build their own forms of government on a remote island, was banned because it contained content that appeared to be offensive to the monarchy.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Cultural Promotion Department chief Chai Nakhonchai said a subcommittee of the Video and Film Office had examined the game and voted 5-1 to ban it, with two abstentions.</div> <div>&amp;nbs </div>