Persecuting red shirts

1 09 2010

Prachatai reports that Centre for the Resolution of Emergency Situations (CRES) spokesman, Colonel Sansern Kaewkamnerd says that CRES is concerned by “certain print media [that] had distorted information and presented news which bordered on offending the monarchy. The CRES has kept tabs on them, and will take legal action or close them if necessary…”. He added that “a ‘colour-headed’ newspaper which reported that ‘people in colours [or in uniforms] are hunting down red shirts and threatening them to stop their activities.’ Common sense tells you the ‘people in colours’ means police and military officers, and this misleads the public into thinking that the authorities are persecuting the red shirts…”.

With up to 500 red shirts locked up and the hunt still on, that seems like accurate reporting that CRES dislikes rather than any attempt to mislead. Indeed, it seems CRES is keenest to mislead.



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