Expressway Authority of Thailand warns of legal action for people who don’t remove edited pictures of APEC welcome sign within 24 hours


The Expressway Authority of Thailand, or EXAT, has warned of legal action such as lawsuits against any internet users who do not delete what they call offensive edited signs welcoming people to the APEC conference in Bangkok.

They have given “netizens” 24-hours to remove the edited signs, stating that anyone who edited the signs in a vulgar way or against morality will face legal action if the images are not deleted.

The shared images went viral after an original photo of a welcome sign with a typo went viral, which has since been corrected by organizers of the event. The sign has the EXAT logo and since then the original typo became a meme with a variety of other slogans, images, and messages.

APEC, or the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, is currently underway in B

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.