Off to Thailand? Avoid taking a copy of 1984 with you
Thomas Gorton


This isn't the first time that the Thai army's negative relationship with culture has been brought to attention. Earlier this week the army banned Tropico 5, a computer game in which the player can control an island, run the media and rule as a dictator. Speaking to AP, a spokesperson for New Era Thailand said the game "could affect peace and order in the country".

If you're en route to Thailand, remember - no classic novels depicting a dystopian world controlled by Thought Police and shadowy government agencies, and don't take along any computer games that allow you to assume the role of a mad dictator who controls the media. You've been warned.