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New Thai political party charged under draconian old law

Sep 17, 2018 - 8:32 PM

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is charged under the Computer Crime Act alongside two other members of the "Future Forward" party over a weekly broadcast on Facebook in June

CHARGED. This photo taken on March 13, 2018 shows Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of new Thai political party Future Forward. File photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Thai magazine sued for 'blasphemous' painting of ancient kings

Mar 31, 2018 - 2:51 PM

The painting, which was the work of a local high school student, was posted on Citylife Chiang Mai's Facebook page to promote a rally urging authorities to tackle a toxic haze that plagues the northern city annually

PROTEST. A Thai activist wears a badge carrying a picture of Surachai Danwattananusorn - a lese majeste convict sentenced to 15 years in jail - calling for the repeal of article 112 of the Criminal Code. Photo by Christophe Archambault / AFP

Teen arrested in Sri Lanka for hacking President's website

Aug 30, 2016 - 7:44 PM

A boy hacks the site to demand the postponement of an exam

STERN REPRIMAND. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, seen here speaking during the Sri Lanka Economic Forum in Colombo on August 2, 2016, acts fast on one teen's hacking activities. File photo by Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP

Thailand threatens Facebook rumormongers

Aug 06, 2013 - 5:28 PM

Thai police are reportedly investigating 4 people for causing panic through rumors on Facebook

CRACKING DOWN. Thai police are investigating people spreading rumors about a possible coup on Facebook. Users who like the post may also be charged by the police.