Senators from the Group of 40 on Monday lashed out at the "Tob Jote Thailand" television talk show featuring a debate on the role of the monarchy under the constitution and the necessity to amend Section 112 of the Criminal Code, saying it could be deemed lese majeste.
The show, moderated by Pinyo Trisuriyadhamma, was aired on Thai PBS television station on Mar 12-14. However, the final episode of the show, which was scheduled to be broadcast on Mar 15, was abruptly cancelled by the station following heavy criticism from the public.
The most controversial part of the show was on Mar 14, featuring a debate between Somsak Jiamtheerasakul, a lecturer from Thammasat University, and Sulak Sivaraksa, a well-known academic and social critic.
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