Face Time TV program moderator temporarily suspended


Spring News TV station has temporarily suspended the moderator of Face Time programme until the completion of a fact-finding probe into an incident when a controversial part of the program was rerun in the social media.


Spring News had notified the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission that it decided to suspend Mr Danai Aekmahasawat from moderating the Fact Time programme for a temporary period pending the investigation.

Also, the station said it had stopped the rerun in the social media of a controversial part of the programme entitled “Drama Netiwit – a progressive or defiant student who refuses to kowtow in an oath-taking ritual”.

The controversial part was aired on July 20 between 8.25 pm-8.55 pm and eventually rerun in the social media.

NBTC secretary-general Takorn Tanthasit alleged that the controversial part has improper content which may violate Section 37 of the broadcasting law.