button googleplaybutton appstorebutton blackberry

facebooktwitter2linkedinyoutube

Thaksin Shinawatra's broadcast not illegal, rules Thai broadcasting commission

The live broadcast on Thailand's Channel 11 featuring former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra at a boxing event in Macau two weeks ago was not legally wrong, a subcommittee of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has ruled.

According to the Bangkok Post, Lt Gen Peerapong Manakit, a director of the NBTC and chairman of the subcommittee in charge of content and programme slots, said: "The organisers bought the rights to the airtime from state-owned NBT television. The NBTC had no right to intervene."

Thaksin appeared on Channel 11 on 9 December to preside over a muay Thai event held in Macau to commemorate the King's 85th birthday.

The deposed premier took the opportunity to defend himself against his 2008 abuse of power and graft convictions, and criticised the 2006 coup-makers who toppled his administration.

Add comment
  • No comments found

Popular

Miranda Technologies has introduced support for Dolby Digital Plus encoding...
Multiplatform healthy lifestyle and wellness media brand Veria Living Worldwide...
Broadcasters are prepping an interactive TV trial for enhanced content...
Just in time for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup,...
German media company ProSiebenSat.1 is strengthening its foothold in the...