In-flight magazine tells passengers: 'Don't take Orwell's 1984 to Thailand'

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An airline has suggested to its passengers not to take a copy of George Orwell's 1984 to Thailand, where a strict military regime is in power.

A photograph on social media shows an in-flight magazine, purportedly from Philippine Airlines, with a list of five tips on how to blend in seamlessly in the south-east Asian country.

Tip number four urges tourists not to carry a copy of Orwell's dystopian novel should they be mistaken for an "anti-coup protester".

Thailand has been controlled by a military junta since a coup in May - the regime has banned international media and a man was allegedly arrested last month for reading a copy of 1984 in public.

i100 has contacted Philippine Airlines and is awaiting comment.

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