The government has begun dismantling red-shirt networks by raiding and closing down community radio stations, websites and cable TV stations that are linked to lese majeste and instigating violence and creating disunity among the public.
A report from the Prime Minister’s office revealed the Prime Minister’s Office minister, Sathit Wongnongtoey received a secret document, stating that there have been community radio stations, websites and cable TV stations that belong to red-shirt networks across the country which are operated and supported by the former Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra.
It is reported that one cable TV station broadcasts the ousted premiere, Thaksin’s duty which immitates roral duties all day and night.
The cable TV station is operated in Ladprao area of Bangkok.
Concerned agencies were assigned to closely monitor the red-shirt networks’ movements and it is found that the red-shirt group’s broadcast has instigated violence by distorting facts and blaming the government administration and the monarchy. They also played songs that attack the government almost everyday.
All information has been sent to the prime minister and the deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban for consideration.
Prime Minister Abihisit Vejajajiva and his Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thuangsuban have been coordinating with a monitoring team and the Ministry of Information and Communication in an attempt to raid of community radio stations that are linked to the case.
The community radio stations that are likely to be raided include 87.75 Udon community radio, 95.25 Thai Lover community radio, 92.5 Chiang Mai community radio. 90.25 Chaing Rai community radio, 104 Rimping community radio, Lampoon community radio, Ubon community radio and 92.75 Taxi Lover community radio as well as websites, http://www.redthai.org, http://www.chupong.org, http://www.jaonuea.com, http://www.konthaiuk.com, http://www.vod-station.org, and http://www.sameskybooks.org; and cable TV station, MVTV5