The Culture Ministry will provide an office with 99 officials to help the Film Censor Committee, Culture Minister Teera Slukpetch said.
The censor panel screens films for rent, distribution and public screening in Thailand. Without its approval, local films cannot be exported either.
Teera said the Cabinet had already approved the establishment of the Film Censor Office, and had also given the green light to the plan to upgrade the Culture Watch Group under the ministry’s Office of Policies and Strategies.
The Culture Watch Group usually has just eight officials, but now it would have 28 officials, Teera said.
Why is it still called "censor panel" and not "ratings panel"? The old censorship habit is a hard one to kick.