Ko Tee Red-shirt radio station in Mae Sod ordered closed for not having a licence

A red-shirt community radio station in Mae Sod district of Tak province has been ordered closed down after it was found out that the station has operated without a licence.
The station belonging to Mr Wutthipong Kotethammakhun, aka Ko Tee, a red-shirt leader in Pathum Thani province, came under gun attack earlier this week.

Pol Colonel Aekkaraj Intasueb, superintendent of Mae Sod police, said Thursday that he ordered the closure of the radio station after it was discovered that the operator did not have a licence. He also warned that legal action would be taken against the operator and the broadcasting equipments seized if the broadcast does not stop.

However, the station operator, Meena Parksae, remains defiant announcing that the station would reopen for normal operations on April 5 to coincide with a mass rally planned by the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship. thaipbs



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