Draft on protecting intangible heritage okayed

national October 09, 2013 00:00

By The Nation

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The Cabinet yesterday approved in principle draft legislation for the protection of intangible cultural heritage, deputy government spokeswoman Sunisa Lertpakawat said.

 The draft will allow provinces to seek a subsidy from the Cultural Promotion Department for their intangible cultural heritage. The bill’s Article 40 also seeks to punish people whose words or actions using intangible heritage is found to offend the monarchy, religion, national security, as well as public order and morality. Violators could face up to two years in prison and/or Bt50,000 in fine.

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