Submitted on Thu, 2014-05-22 22:57
UPDATE: Wanchai was already released around 11.30pm
The military took away TPBS Deputy Director on news program Wanchai Tantiwitthayapithak, after he insisted to air the news on Youtube despite the coup makers’ order to cease all broadcast.
Source inside the TPBS station said that Wanchai was taken to the first Army Area around 9.30pm to “tune in understanding” between the media and army.
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Soldiers in TPBS Newsroom, ordering to cease online broadcast
The online broadcast was ended shortly before he was taken away by the army.
Earlier, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) reportedly requested cooperation with the TPBS not to broadcast any program on Television. The order was implemented by the TPBS board member, but the news division insisted on airing the program online.