BBC Thai Facebook page was launched in 2014 and the website last month however, BBC Thai has been in a controversy after posting one story that has tarnished the monarchy. Although the Facebook page and ebsite is still operating but authorities have blocked one story that has violated Section 112 of the Criminal Code.
Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has insisted that action against BBC Thai will be taken as they have violated the lese majeste law under Section 112 of the Criminal Code.
A full investigation from the authority is being carried on the report that was shared.
According to Bangkok Post, Government representative Pol Maj Gen Chayaphol clarified that the police have not raided the BBC Thai office in Phloen chit but insisted that investigation is being carried against BBC Thai and other websites who claim to spread rumors tarnishing the monarchy.