just what is DSI chief Tarit Pengdith on about in trying to criminalise whistle blowing, asks Veera Prateepchaikul, who offers a suggestion. | Bangkok Post: opinion

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The absurdity of criminalising whistle blowing

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Blowing a whistle as a symbol of protest or civil disobedience is not just trendy in the current tense political climate, it has also become a contentious legal issue. 

Speaking on the "Prime Minister Meets the People" programme last Saturday, Social Development and Human Security Minister Paveena Hongsakul referred to the anti-government protesters’ blowing of whistles at some ministers as a "form of violence".

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