Sunday, January 29, 2006

Anti-corruption website will be closed

Anti-corruption website will be closed

The Nation, Jan 27 , 2006

(BANGKOK) A respective anti-corruption website, will be closed down next Wednesday at the order of CAT Telecom that oversees Thai internet service provider, a website founding member said yesterday.

"Our webmaster has received a letter from CAT Telecom's webmaster yesterday, saying that will be shut down, starting from February 1. The letter did not say the reasons," said Khunying Jaruvan Maintaka, auditor general, told reporters.

The website team will have an urgent meeting to discuss the matters. "We think it is very strange because no reasons of the closing were mentioned. I think somebody is not happy that many people have visited our website which present solid corruption information," she said.

Jaruvan is among leading public figures who have joined hands to launch the Corruption Watch group and the website to monitor graft in the country. The others are Totrakul Yomanak, president of the Engineering Institute of Thailand; Democrat Party deputy leader Alongkorn Pollabutr; Veera Somkwamkid, secretary-general of the People's Network Against Corruption.

A source from the corruption watch online said if the website is closed down, the team will appeal to CAT Telecom.


looks like it's already down, check it:

Why the hell did they host in Thailand?