In recent weeks GamePolitics has been tracking a campaign of video game repression waged by the government of Thailand.
The Bangkok Post now reports that the Thai government is cracking down on the Internet as well:
The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Ministry has detected more than 1,200 websites that violated the Computer Crime Act... The ministry said that between March and August this year, it detected more than 1,200 sites disturbing the peaceful social order and morality of the people, and/or which were considered detrimental to national security.
ICT Minister Mun Patanotai [seen at left] said the ministry has advised internet service providers to block these websites immediately and had sought court actions against them under article 20 of the law. He said the court issued three orders shutting down about 400 sites, 344 of which carried material that was contemptuous of the royal family.
GP: 344 websites shut down for being "contemptuous of the royal family? Amazing. And very disturbing...