Announcement of the National Peace and Order Maintaining Council  No. 14/2557  Subject: Prohibition of Instigation of Conflicts and  Opposition to the Function of NPOMC Media Center

Announcement of the National Peace and Order Maintaining Council No. 14/2557 Subject: Prohibition of Instigation of Conflicts and Opposition to the Function of NPOMC

Announcement of the National Peace and Order Maintaining Council

No. 14/2557

Subject: Prohibition of Instigation of Conflicts and

Opposition to the Function of NPOMC

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            In order to disseminate information to the public accurately and without distortion so to avoid  misunderstanding and hamper the efforts of officials concerned in maintaining peace and order, relevant persons and organizations shall act as follows:

            1. Prohibit the owners of printed media and of television and radio programmes, editors, programme hosts, and media, from inviting individuals or groups not currently holding official positions, both from the government and academic sectors, as well as former judges, those who worked in the judicial system and independent organizations, to give interviews or to express their opinions which might lead to further violent conflict and create confusion to the society. Those who violate this order shall be charged and prosecuted, and those print and broadcast media banned immediately.

            2. The NPOMC asks the Provincial Governors, the Ministry of Interior’s officials, as well as the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau and Commander of the Provincial Police, to suppress any gathering and action aimed at opposing the operations of the NPOMC at the earliest opportunity. Should they find the situation beyond their capacity to handle, they are to report to the nearest military command unit.

            This order shall take effect immediately

            Announced on 22 May B.E. 2557(2014)

 

                                                                        General Prayut Chan-O-Cha

                                                Head of the National Peace and Order Maintaining Council