THAILAND: Govt to monitor Thaksin's online show

Prime minister's office minister says government will take legal action against those involved in the broadcast of the show if anything illegal occurs

Bangkok Post
Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The government has set up a team to monitor the new radio show featuring ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra, which is expected to debut on the internet tonight, Prime Minister's Office Minister Sathit Wongnongtoey said on Tuesday.

Mr Sathit said legal action would be taken against those involved in the broadcast if there was anything illegal about the show.

He also said the government would release more information in the next day or two about the source of the doctored audio clip of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva apparently ordering the use of violence against demonstrators in April.

He believed the audio was edited from a recording of comments made by Mr Abhisit during his weekly programme "Confidence in Thailand with Prime Minister Abhisit".

Mr Satit also said the government was not worried about the sound clip.

Police on Sunday arrested two employees of SC Asset, a giant property development company run by Thaksin's sister, and laid charges against them under the Computer Crimes Act.