Student hijacked PM's Twitter feed

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The Independent Online

Police have arrested a student who reportedly confessed to hacking the Twitter account of Thailand's Prime Minister.

Ekkavit Tongdeeworakul, 22, is said to have turned himself in yesterday. Police say he hijacked Yingluck Shinawatra's account on Sunday to post several tweets accusing her government of incompetence and cronyism.

Mr Ekkavit, an architecture student at Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University, faces up to two years in prison. AP