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EC refuses to allow live broadcast of meeting

The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday resolved not to allow a live broadcast of its meeting today with political parties.

EC secretary general Puchong Nutrawong said the EC will however allow the media to observe and listen throughout the meeting.

The resolution shot down the Centre for Administration of Peace and Order’s decision to assign ModernNine and NBT to broadcast live the meeting, which is scheduled to start at 2pm.

Puchong said the EC has never allowed live broadcasts of its meeting. "A live broadcast will make it difficult to control the meeting. If a speaker implicates another person, a lawsuit could possibly follow," he said.

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