DPM Prawit says certain content in Time magazine factually error

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan on Monday denied that the government or the National Council for Peace and Order has banned the distribution and sale of Time magazine’s Asia edition for July  2 issue.


He said the magazine which features Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on the cover page and a cover story that equates General Prayut to the late Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat, a military dictator who ruled Thailand during the early 60s with an iron fist, was factually inaccurate.


He asked readers to use their judgment to decide for themselves whether to believe the content in the article or not.


He also said that the Royal Thai Police had found out that the reported ban of the magazine in question was just a rumor circulated in the social media.