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Thai PBS boss probe extended

4 senators say 'Tob Jote' offensive to monarchy

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  • Writer: Komsan Tortermvasana & Mongkol Bangprapa
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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. 

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.

The sub-committee overseeing content and broadcasting will have to review Section 29 of the 2008 Broadcasting and Television Act before concluding if the networks are authorised to remove the programmes, Natee Sukonrat, chairman of the NBTC's broadcasting committee said.

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