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Democrats blast Anudith's cyber-shutdown threat

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The Democrat Party slammed Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Minister Anudith Nakornthap on Monday for his threat to silence websites that allow criticism of the prime minister. 

Opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said he was surprised by Gp Capt Anudith's threat.

It was a violation of democratic principles and at odds with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's promise in her controversial speech in Mongolia to promote democracy in Thailand.

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