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Order banning fear-inducing information repealed by PM


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After widespread criticism from Thai media and human rights organisations, PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has backed down and repealed his order banning posting information that could cause fear, regardless of whether it was true. The order was published in the Royal Gazette on July 29 and put into effect the next day, and last night the Gazette published the repeal of that order. The original order had taken the law in place that could prosecute fake news and information and moved it further to include anything that might scare people, even if the information was completely true. This drew immediate condemnation […]

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