Telenor Group has issued an apology to the junta and Thai telecom regulator for saying its dtac mobile phone operator was ordered to block Facebook usage on May 28.
“Earlier this week, Telenor Group released information to both international and Thai media in relation to an incident that occurred on the 28th May. These actions damaged the public image of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), which regulate the telecommunication industry and oversee the security of the nation as a whole, respectively. The executives of Telenor Group and Total Access Communication (dtac) regret what happened,” the statement said.
The statement said executives of Telenor and dtac realised that “Thailand is currently under the administration of the NCPO. Thailand requires unity among its people and its many foreign friends who are operating in the country”.
“The executives of Telenor Group and dtac would like to take this opportunity to apologize to the NBTC and NCPO. We will continue to strengthen our dialogue with the people of Thailand for the betterment of the country.”