From Minitrue | 22.09.06

As a martial-law-abiding citizen, I am happy to propagate this important information from the officially-sanctioned organ: (translated from Thai by yours truly)

ICT adopts policies of the Council for Reforming Democracy with the King as Head of State.

As the Council for Reforming Democracy with the King as Head of State has issued an Order 5/2549 authorizing Mr. Kraisorn Pornsuthee, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) control and guide internet service providers (ISP), web masters, cellular phone networks of all types, and the mass media of all kinds in their delivery of news and information through their services, which may cause disorder and conflicts in the country. On September 21, Kraisorn Pornsuthee, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, has invited internet service providers (ISP), web masters, cellular phone networks of all types, and representatives from the mass media of all kinds to attend a brief about the control of news and information in order not to cause impact on the Reforms Democracy with the King as Head of State.

From the meeting, [we] have reached the conclusion that every kind of media including every web site must verify the information with the Army’s Channel 5 Television and Radio Station and the web site of the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology every time before broadcasting. As to the expression of opinions through websites or threads [forums], the web master should screen and administer the content of the web site using appropriate personal judgment. As for the expression of opinions through SMS, MMS, telephone calls on television and radio programs, let [all this] be suspended temporarily.

The Council for Reforming Democracy with the King as Head of State thereby designates the web site of the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology as the center for spreading news and information of the Council for Reforming Democracy with the King as Head of State, which the public can follow orders of The Council for Reforming Democracy with the King as Head of State, including the video clips that have been aired at www.mict.co.th.

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