IPKC prohibits news broadcasting or publications considered threats to the nation


BANGKOK, 20 May 2014 —The Internal Peace Keeping Command (IPKC), citing its power under the Martial Law Act, has issued the third announcement prohibiting broadcasts and publications that are deemed threats to national security.

The announcement said that in order to ensure that the public would not be given distorted information which could lead to misunderstanding and conflicts, any distribution or broadcasting of materials deemed to be a threat to national security shall be prohibited. The order has taken effect on May 20, 2014 and will be in use indefinitely until further notice.

The announcement signed by Army Commander in Chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, said any form of media that renders the people to be misled or fearful, and constitutes a threat to the maintenance of peace and order is strictly prohibited.