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Court orders Thanathorn statement on vaccine to be removed from online channels

Jan 31. 2021
Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit
Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit
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By The Nation

The Criminal Court ruled on Sunday to block the Progressive Movement's statement on Thailand’s Covid-19 vaccination plans under Section 14 (3) of the Computer Crime Act.

The Digital Economy and Society Ministry had filed a lese majeste case against Progressive Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit for his statement on Thailand’s Covid-19 vaccination plans and linking it to a royally-owned pharmaceutical company. Thanathorn also faces charges of violating the Computer Crime Act.

The court ruled to block the Progressive Movement's statement that was shared via its website, YouTube and Facebook page. The court said that it could affect the Kingdom's security.

Regarding the lese majeste charge, Digital Economy and Society Minister Buddhipongse Punnakanta said it was currently being investigated by the Technology Crime Suppression Division.

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