Thai Army’s TV Bans Student Activist From Program After Questioning Coup

Nattanan Warintarawet (second right), along with the Education for Liberation of Siam (ELS) members, reads statement against the nationalistic 12-Thai values in front of the Ministry of Education last year [Prachatai English].

(Prachatai English)

BANGKOK – The Thai Army’s TV station banned a student activist from a talk program after she raised questions about the the legitimacy of the May 2014 coup d’état to a member of the junta-appointed National Reform Council.

On Friday, staff of the program, called ‘Investigating Hot Issues’ on The Army’s Channel 5 TV, told Nattanan Warintarawet (aka, Nice), an anti-coup outspoken student activist from from Triam Udom Suksa and the Secretary-General of Education for Liberation of Siam (ELS), to leave the studio shortly before the program was taped, according to Nattanan. 

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