Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan on Monday thanked the Lao government for its closure of a radio station which was alleged to have aired anti-Thai government and anti-monarchy programmes.
He said he believed the shutdown of the broadcasting station stemmed from his recent informal meeting with his Laotian counterpart in Vientiane during the meeting of ASEAN defence ministers during which he raised the problem about anti-Thai government and anti-monarchy broadcasts originating in Laos.
The deputy prime minister admitted that he had no idea where the station is located in Laos, but he hoped the Lao government would have the broadcasters arrested and sent them back to Thailand to face legal actions.
He stressed that the problem was important to the government and that Laos would cooperate with Thailand to weed out the problem.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)