Today millions of Thai’s will vote on a military-drafted constitution that will limit the powers of politicians but lead to elections by the end of the year. Whilst there has been numerous reports in the press about the details of the draft, I decided to visit a selection of slums yesterday to see what the people wanted and hoped for Thailand.
Anyone else experiencing this? How is access on the other Thai networks?
Well my suspicions are right, it seems that some networks are actually defying the lifting of the ban and banning the site themselves. I’m not sure of the legal aspect of this approach but it sums up that Thailand’s net access is still heavily restricted compared to the rest of the world.
So far the networks stopping you from accessing the site are:
Chris kindly sent this screenshot which shows how TOT are handling their own form of privacy
The text reads ” TOT is blocking access to this site that “offends the hearts” of the people of Thailand.”
The worry here is how ISP’s are acting on their own behalf when it comes to net content.
There is no doubt that Thailand is one of the top holiday destinations for travellers. Thailand has some of the worlds best beaches and a melting pot of cultures all living inside Bangkok. Many companies offer trips and flights to visit the various sights and cities, and with this comes the expectation that some might not be as honest as the others.
I should post this in the “Only happens in Thailand” category as you can’t make this stuff up!.
© Yasushi Ukigaya/Kyodo News, via Associated Press
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