CRES to prosecute 95 unregistered community radio stations

The Centre for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation says it will deal with unregistered community radio stations, some of which are divisive and offensive.

On 28 Oct, Defence Minister and CRES Director Gen Prawit Wongsuwan held a CRES meeting with Defence Ministry Permanent Secretary Gen Kittipong Keskovit, Supreme Commander Gen Songkitti Jakkabat and army commanders.  The meeting lasted 20 minutes.  

During the meeting, according to CRES spokesperson Col Sansern Kaewkamnerd, intelligence agencies provided updates on the movements of various political groups, and the commanders were informed about the security plan for the meeting of the Thai-Cambodian Border Committee in Pattaya on 29-30 Oct. 

Col Sansern said that the police reported the findings from its investigation of community radio stations; 95 stations were unregistered, including those which presented constructive content, those which were song-oriented, and those which presented content that was divisive to society and offensive to the monarchy.  These stations, however, will all face legal prosecution to the same standard.