NCPO tightens grip on media

The military has asked for "cooperation" from the media to not criticise the operations of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), its staff and related persons.

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Failure to do so will result in an immediate ban of the media in question and, subsequently, legal action.

In its announcement No. 97 late on Friday, the junta further tightened its grip on all forms of media including social networks.

They may not interview or invite scholars, former civil servants or former employees of courts, judicial offices and independent organisations to give opinions in a manner that may create or escalate conflicts, distort facts, confuse society or lead to violence.

It is also mandatory for them to disseminate all information issued by the NCPO.

As well, they may not propagate confidential information of government agencies whether they are voice, images or video clips.

Provincial governors are also required to stop any assembly in opposition of the NCPO without delay and seek help if they cannot handle it.

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