Thai Prime Minister does not believe in media neutrality

BANGKOK: Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjiva said yesterday that he did not to want to discuss media neutrality because he did not believe that such a thing exists, pointing out that everyone has an opinion. “The point is that opinions must be expressed freely and responsibly,’ he said.

He was addressing the Congress of National Media on “The media’s lesson, the state’s power, the power of capitalism and the power of people’ at Thammasat University’s Chon Buri campus.

The PM also said that after retiring from politics he would like to be a news analyst. He said that if he had to quit politics he would like to produce television news-analysis programs. “I should like to see more of this type of program in Thailand,’ he added.

Abhisit also said that he wished to see the media work independently, without any outside pressure or influence.

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— The Nation

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