‘Invisible hand’ throttles Thai democracy

COMMENTARY: ‘Invisible hand’ throttles Thai democracy – The Nation-Thailand/ANN, June 15, 2011
…Earlier this month, veteran Reuters correspondent Andrew Marshall, a deputy Bureau Chief in Bangkok between 2000 to 2002, who moved to Singapore in 2008, resigned from his post as deputy editor to write about Thailand, the invisible hand and the latest batch of WikiLeaks.
Marshall justified his regretful resignation in order to write honestly on his blog about Thai politics without fear by stating:
“Because of Thailand’s harsh lese majeste, defamation and computer crimes laws, which criminalise telling the truth about powerful figures, it was not possible for Reuters to guarantee the safety of its staff within Thailand if it ran the story…”

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