A Thai ministry has shut down a website critical of the country's monarchy, the AP reports. Postings on Sameskybooks.com questioned news accounts that all citizens mourned the king's sister, who died Wednesday, and criticized officials. "I think we're one of the few sites posting remarks against the monarchy," Thanapol Eiwsakul, who ran the site, told a Thai newspaper. "This is the price we are paying."
Thailand’s technology ministry told a local Internet service provider that it would be shut down if the site wasn’t. Thanapol said he doesn’t know if he’ll face charges, but he may take legal measures against the government himself, since it didn’t get a court order to close the site. He hopes a foreign Internet service will let him put the site back online.