Among the websites and logs in English I like to read regularly to keep abreast of social and political developments in Thailand and the region, whether or not I agree with their contents and comments, it seems that at least one has run afoul of Thailand’s Ministry of Information and Communication Technology: thaicrisis.com.
Thaicrisis.com is perhaps the most informative website available on the state of the Thai economy, with a definitely pessimistic approach from what I remember reading.
The site apparently hasn’t be banned, not quite: if you go to the wide-encompassing and crafty absolutelybangkok.com website, you will see midway through the rightmost column its headlines appearing day after day. Right now, the headline is: ‘Thailand: the Permanent Coup d’Etat’.
But if you click on that headline, you will eventually see in Explorer a window saying ‘The connection has timed out’. At the bottom of the screen is the mention ‘Done’.
If you click on those headlines, you will eventually see in Firefox a window saying ‘The connection has timed out’. At the bottom of the screen is the mention ‘http://w3.mict.go.th/’.
Oh? What does ‘mict’ of ‘go.th’ stand for if not Ministry of Information and Communication Technology of the Government of Thailand?
If you click on http://w3.mict.go.th/, you will see eventually a window saying ‘The connection has timed out’.
Isn’t that a beautiful dirty trick?
Thank you very much, Big Brother.