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Thai PBS probe extended

4 senators say 'Tob Jote' offensive to monarchy

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A sub-committee of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has been given another two weeks to probe whether Thai PBS's station director had the authority to pull political talk programme Tob Jote off the air - as the station broadcast the fifth part on Monday night without notice. 

Thai PBS chief Somchai Suwanban said that he considered public opposition and the safety of his staff in making the decision to abruptly cancel the fifth part of the Tob Jote series. (Post Today graphic)

The NBTC's broadcasting committee also handed the sub-committee two more weeks to probe a similar case of self-censorship by Channel 3 of its political soap opera Nua Mek 2.

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