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More mocking videos posted on YouTube

April 7, 2007

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— Two more videos mocking Thailand's revered king have appeared on YouTube, leading to a pledge from the government Friday to keep its block on the popular video-sharing Web site.

Those who posted the videos "want to create trouble. They have bad intentions for Thailand," said Sitthichai Pookaiyaudom, the minister of information and technology.

Thailand blocked YouTube on Wednesday after the Google Inc.-owned site refused to remove a video that showed a slideshow of King Bhumibol Adulyadej juxtaposed with imagery deemed to be offensive.

Insulting the monarchy in Thailand is a criminal offense known as lese majeste.

The initial video, which YouTube said was withdrawn Thursday by the user who had submitted it, showed pictures of feet over the king's head - a major cultural taboo in Thailand, where feet are considered dirty and offensive.

A variation of the withdrawn video reappeared Friday, along with a new one that showed a picture of the king superimposed with a monkey's face.

Comments

Ragingbear 7 years, 8 months ago

This guy sounds more like a brat throwing a tantrum than Bush.

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