Threatening Lese MajesteBy Bangkok Pundit Apr 13, 2008 12:05AM UTC
According to Finnish newspaper Digitoday, thaimisc.com has been unblocked in Finland and removed from a child pornography blocklist containing more than 1,700 websites, many listed in error.
Thaimisc.com was, in fact, found to contain a single child porn image uploaded by a user and unnoticed by the website owners.
Yesterday, Freedom Against Censorship Thailand (FACT) threatened the Finnish government with legal action under Thailand’s strict lese majeste laws and diplomatic protest.
FACT called for severing diplomatic relations with Finland and the recall of its Thai ambassador as Finnish police blocked the thaimisc.com entry page hosting a memorial portrait of the recently-deceased King of Thailand’s elder sister, HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana.
BP: Huh?! Why threaten the Finnish government? If someone was threatened someone with lese majeste wouldn’t FACT be outraged? What would the Thai government complaint be, how dare you block a website which has a child porn image on it? That there is an entry page for HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana hardly seems relevant as there were positive videos towards the royal family on YouTube but this doesn’t stop the Thai government blocking it last year. So should the Thai government sever relations with itself?
This threat by FACT is frankly bizarre.