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Thai Prime Minister`s Twitter account hacked

Last Updated: Sunday, October 2, 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 2, 2011 - 12:37

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