After terrorists and drug dealers, Thailand is launching another crackdown, this time on online gamers. According to a report by the BBC, Thailand will impose a night curfew on online gaming, because of concerns about rising addiction rates among young players. The curfew will block game servers between 2200 and 0600 daily from 15 July, on the instructions of technology minister Surapong Suebwonglee. Particularly popular is the Korean game Ragnarok.
Needless to say, Khun Surapong has become the object of scorn in Thailand’s chatrooms.