Ministry in crackdown on sexy images
The Culture Ministry is working more closely with police to suppress what it calls the rampant proliferation of pornographic images in the Thai media.
The ministry has received several complaints about near-pornographic photographs appearing in entertainment magazines, permanent secretary Vira Rojpojchanarat said yesterday.
The images could arouse viewers and encourage youths to have sex, Vira said.
He has asked deputy national police chief General Wongkot Maneerin to use the Printing Act of 1941 to suppress pornography.
A ministry committee recently examined how the law could be applied to seven types of media - print publications, the Internet, radio, television, movies and mobile phones - that could be used to distribute sexually suggestive images.
Those who violate the law face up to three years in jail and a Bt6,000 fine.