ICT Minister Anudith Nakornthap claimed that anti-government protesters cut the power to the CAT Telecom building hence also affected its internet server in Bangkok's Bang Rak at around 2pm on Saturday.
Anudith said the wide-spread disruption of CAT Internet was because a group of anti-government protesters had cut the power to the international server in the CAT Telecom building and the back-up power supply system were also cut hence officials were repairing as time of press.
CAT Telecom's labor union head Sangworn Pumtiem said he would try talking to the protest leaders but it remained unconfirmed whether he could do so today.
Another account from a witness at the building said that a group of Silpakorn University students were presenting works at the building's eighth floor when suddenly the lights went out and rumor spread that the anti-government protesters cut the power. The person thus looked over a balcony and saw some 30 trucks of protesters giving speech in front of the building for 30 minutes and went away but the blackout continued for over an hour even after they left.