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Govt slams media over ‘bias’ exercise-campaign reports

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Reporters at the Government building

Reporters at the Government house. Photo: Government of Thailand.


Government Spokesman Lt-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd on Sunday rebuked media members for reporting “bias” reports about Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s controversial weekly exercise campaign.

The spokesman said that the government had good intentions behind the campaign and was confident public servants understood the campaign’s objective. He called on the media to review its role and code of conduct and “adjust the attitude”. “I am convinced that all public servants understand the government’s objective … [the media] is trying to influence the public to perceive that the campaign would lead the officers to stop working. For me, that comment is nonsense and full of partisan views,” he said.

Full story: The Nation

By Anapat Deechuay


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