The good point with thai politics is that the more it changes, the less it changes. 😉
The new ICT Minister, who has by the way some very weird opinions about economy (look at my special gallery of Frankenstein ministers here) has announced her “new” priorities. Exactly like… the previous government.
The new Information and Communications Technology (ICT) minister has vowed to make it a priority to block websites insulting the monarchy.
Ranongrak Suwanchawee told senior ICT officials that most of the websites originated outside the country and would be blocked, as would sites considered obscene and those offering online games and gambling.
She said her predecessor in the post mistakenly believed that little could be done to control sites originating overseas. (Bangkok Post)
Laos has 3G mobile phone systems… Thailand doesn’t. The country prefers to pursue some absurd crusade against “websites insulting the monarchy”.
Well done Abhisit, with miss Ranongrak you have a real winner.
[by the way, if you want to know why 3G is blocked in Thailand, read this article from Bangkok Post]