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Thailand PM takes a break from Twitter

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (in pic) said yesterday that she had decided to take a break from Twitter, after her account was taken over by a hacker who mocked and criticised her.



Authorities said they were searching for the anonymous hacker who posted eight tweets on Sunday morning after apparently using a mobile phone to access the premier's @PouYingluck account.

Yingluck said the attack was a "violation of people's personal rights" and the account was "temporarily suspended".

The sister of ousted former leader Thaksin Shinawatra was lambasted on a variety of subjects in the tweets, including her response to recent serious flooding in the kingdom and a number of key government policies.

The username @PouYingluck refers to the Thai leader's nickname, Pou, which means crab.

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