Thai Prime Minister`s Twitter account hacked
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Last Updated: Sunday, October 02, 2011, 12:37
Bangkok: The Twitter account of Thailand's new Prime Minister has been hacked by someone posting criticism of her policies.

Government spokeswoman Thitima Chaisaeng says Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's account was hacked into Sunday morning. The Information and Communication Ministry is looking into who was responsible.

At least eight messages were posted accusing Yingluck's government of incompetence and cronyism.

Yingluck's Pheu Thai Party won a landslide election victory in July, but critics charge she is just a puppet of her brother, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Thaksin was ousted by a military coup in 2006 after being accused of corruption, setting off bitter and sometimes violent conflicts between his opponents and supporters.

Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, October 02, 2011, 12:37

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