Somyos vows to continue with Red Power magazine

Editor condemns the government’s threat to close down his magazine, and vows to continue publication in Chiang Mai instead.

On 12 Sept, according to INN, Somyos Phrueksakasemsuk, editor of Red Power magazine and a red-shirt leader, told the press that the government’s order to halt 11 printing presses of the Golden Power Printing Co, which was hired to print the magazine, caused over 10 million baht damage to the company.  This was the act of a government that abused its power, acted like a political hoodlum, was devoid of humanity, was hypocritical and used power in an underhand way.

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He vowed to continue publishing the magazine by relocating its base to Chiang Mai, and was ready to release both weekly and daily editions.

On 18-19 Sept, to mark the 4th anniversary of the 19 Sept 2006 coup and 4 months since the crackdown at Ratchaprasong, groups of red shirts will hold a car rally, starting from the Big C shopping mall on Lad Phrao and ending in Chiang Mai.