Police in Saen Suk have issued a warning to the Lan Maprao student newspaper at Burapha University in Chon Buri province for operating without proper permission and violating the 1941 Publishing Act. The newspaper claims they are being harassed following an in-depth report it published on how local police were extorting money from students. The Publishing Act requires all types of commercial printing media to register with the state before the launch of operations. Chavarong Limpattamapanee, secretary general of the National Press Council, said Lan Maprao should not be subjected to registration under the Publishing Act because it was not a commercial newspaper. "The council's initial investigation found that the newspaper's content was strictly in line with the press code," Chavarong said.
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