01 Jul '11, 7am

Thais face jail if they send campaign Tweets during poll

Thais face jail if they send campaign Tweets during poll

Thais face jail if they campaign during Sunday's election on social media sites such as Twitter, with more than 100 police monitoring sites to make sure the law is enforced. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BANGKOK - THAIS face jail if they campaign during Sunday's election on social media sites such as Twitter, with more than 100 police monitoring sites to make sure the law is enforced. People will not be able to comment on any candidate or party in the election - which many hope can revitalise democracy after six years of crisis - from 7pm (6pm Singapore time) on Saturday until midnight on Sunday when the results should be known. Polls open at 8am on Sunday and close at 3pm. 'Any candidates and their supporters will face jail time if they are caught campaigning on social media websites on the evening before the July 3 election,' said Suthiphon Thaveechaiyagarn, secretary-general of the...

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