THE Singaporean e-commerce platform Shopee has come under attack by the Progressive Movement which pointed out that the group’s products were banned for sale twice recently and each time it was before a big political rally took place, Siam Rath newspaper reported today (Oct. 3, 2020).
The leaders of the movement announced that it will not be returning to sell their products on Shopee and urged their followers to loudly question why the huge e-commerce platform decided to impose the ban.
Meanwhile Ms. Pannika Wanich, one of Progressive Movement’s leaders and former party list MP and spokesperson of the dissolved Future Forward Party, asked in her tweet today whether Shopee is a salim.
Salim is a Thai dessert with colourful thin noodles in coconut milk and is used by former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s supporters to refer to those who are against him and support Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.
In demanding an answer from Shopee, Ms. Pannika questioned why the e-commerce platform banned the Progressive Movement’s shirts while selling those of the royalist Thai Pakdee group.
The Thai-language hashtag asking whether Shopee is a salim has been shared tens of thousands of times and is now the number two Thai trend.
Top: Pannika blasting Shopee. Photo: Siam Rath