Thailand Bans Reality
On Monday the Associated Press reported that censors inside Thailand's National Council for Peace and Order, the twelfth military junta to lead Thailand in it's history, have decided to ban the Haemimont Games title Tropico 5. It is believed that Tropico 5 received it's ban due to the ability of the player to rule a country like a iron-fisted dictator. This is the belief because the NCFPAO did not provide any explanation for the move, and the Associated Press's request for a comment went unanswered. Despite having no explanation of the move, this does fall in line with other restriction and bans put in place by the NCFPAO since their coup in 2012. Recently the NCFPAO has moved to ban the following:
The Last King Of Scotland because of it's negative depiction of dictator Idi Amin.
Anna and the King because of how it portrays the monarchy.
The Hangover Part II because of it's depiction of Bangkok, as well as general suckitude.
Transformers: Age Of Extinction for it sucks.
Media that is not run by the state because of the possibility people will create reports that criticise the Thai monarchy, as well as the military junta.
Photogaphy because of it's ability to capture reality, which may be critical of the Thai monarchy and the Thai military junta.
Voice recorders because of it's ability to capture reality, which may be critical of the Thai monarchy and the Thai military junta.
And, finally, reality because reality may be critical of the Thai monarchy as the Thai military junta.