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Pheu Thai warns media over Yingluck attacks

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The Pheu Thai Party has asked the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission to look into programmes that make insulting remarks about Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. 

Supporters say the speech by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to a democracy forum at Ulan Bator last Monday was a defence of Thai democracy, while critics say it was a blatant whitewash of big brother Thaksin.

The party wants the NBTC, the national broadcasting regulator, to strictly monitor the content of TV and radio programmes that defame and unfairly rebuke "the national leader", said deputy party spokesman Anusorn Iamsa-ard.

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