While The Dictator trots off to New York to tell ever more fibs about his military dictatorship, like other base authoritarian regimes and some base “democratic” ones, Thailand is seeking to further limit expression by censorship of the internet.
At Prachatai it is reported that the junta “has ordered relevant agencies to speed up the process to reduce multiple internet gateways to a single one in order to increase the efficiency of the state’s surveillance system.”
The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) must “implement a single gateway internet system before the end of the 2015 fiscal budget.”
The plan to reduce internet gateways is said to have been proposed by Police General and busineman Somyos Pumpanmuang. With a “single gateway system, it will be much easier for the state authorities to monitor, filter, delete, and intercept information on the internet that could be deemed inappropriate.”
As everyone knows, “inappropriate” means anything that is critical or truthful about the monarchy.