The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and the Election Commission are closely monitoring the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD)’s anti-fraud centre Facebook page, NCPO spokesman Col Piyapong Klinpan said Sunday.
Piyapong said the NCPO and the EC will check whether the Facebook page's posts would be tantamount to insitigation of the public to vote or not to vote in the referendum, which is prohibited by the referendum law.
The spokesman said the NCPO expected the UDD would turn to step up its activities on the social media after its centre was shut down Sunday.
Piyapong said the NCPO would tread carefully on taking action against the UDD’s FB page because it did not want to create public sentiment in line whith the UDD's plan.
He dismissed reports that the August 7 public referendum may not take place, saying it is the ploy of the opponents.
“They are trying to distort the truth and create political sentiment during the run-up to the referendum,’’ he said.
The UDD’s anti-fraud FB page now has 1522 likes since it was launched on June 5, the same day when the centre was established at Imperial World Department Store’s Lat Phrao branch.