Cyber snooping everywhere

22 01 2015

Challenges to the monarchy are so dire that the military dictatorship has decided to seek it out in every nook and cranny in cyberspace.

As the Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the military dictatorship and its puppet National Legislative Assembly “to scrap proposed legislation that would allow for mass surveillance of online activities and platforms,” the junta declares that the new law and another on the “digital economy” is meant to crack down even more on alleged lese majeste.

The so-called Cyber Security Bill was approved by The Dictator’s Cabinet and is pending approval by the puppet Assembly. The CPJ states that “[i]f passed into law, the bill would establish a government-run cyber security committee charged with detecting and countering online threats to national security, stability, the military, and economy…”.

The Dictator, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, is quoted:

We will develop the software for goods and services. If there are private [online] contents, no one would mess up with those. But if [some people] commit crimes [under lese majeste], we have to investigate on the matter. The accusation that the government is not taking care of Article 112 [Article 112 of the Criminal Code nicknamed lese majeste] is because those lese majeste websites were produced from overseas. They can’t be removed because other countries don’t have the law like us. They don’t allow us [ to shut down lese majeste contents]. Then why don’t we make our country safer because our house is different from their houses. Thai people are not like westerners. We eat rice and they eat bread which is different. We are truly Thai….

Serious stuff, but Prayuth is such a nonsensical dunce that we can’t do much more than slander him. We are sure that he’s thinking of banning bread, for bread-eating Thais are presumably suspect. As everyone surely knows, bread eaters the world over are anti-monarchist. It is something about the way wheat is made into flour. These nasty crust crunchers are always seeking to bring royals down. The bakery down the soi from us better hope that the royalists don’t take to picketing bread merchants.

To be serious, for this is another Prayuth suppression in the name of protecting the most powerful, he talks of a China-like wall of cyber-blocking to protect the monarchy and damn everyone else to soaps, porn and gambling online.


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28 01 2015
Cyber-snooping enhanced | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] just through lack of time and the avalanche of lese majeste material we have to deal with. We did have a post about a week ago. There we wrote a bit about the bunch of laws that targets lese majeste under the guise of other […]

28 01 2015
Cyber-snooping enhanced | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] just through lack of time and the avalanche of lese majeste material we have to deal with. We did have a post about a week ago. There we wrote a bit about the bunch of laws that targets lese majeste under the guise of other […]




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