Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Bangkok Post: YouTube plug pulled in Thailand

Bangkok Post: "Internet users reported on Wednesday that Thai authorities had blocked the popular website YouTube, over an insulting video of His Majesty the King.

Sitthichai Pookaiyaudom, the minister of information and communication technology, told the Reuters news agency he personally ordered a block of the entire site from Thailand after the ministry's attempts to block the offending page last week failed.

'Since Google (which owns YouTube) has rejected our repeated requests to withdraw the clip, we can't help blocking the entire site in Thailand,' said Mr Sitthichai. 'When they decide to withdraw the clip, we will withdraw the ban,' he said.


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