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Turbulent Thailand

Thailand suspends TV channel linked to ex-PM Thaksin ahead of poll

In May 2014, riot police officers and soldiers guarded the entrance of the National Broadcast Services of Thailand television station in Bangkok against anti-government protesters.   © Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) -- Thailand's telecoms regulator on Tuesday suspended the operating licence of a television channel linked to ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra weeks ahead of a general election, citing national security concerns.

Two programmes on Voice TV, Tonight Thailand and Wake Up News, spread information that caused public confusion and divisiveness, said the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, without elaborating.

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