With important issues like getting a fair wage for every person in Thailand, improving the English skills of Thais so they can compete with other ASEAN countries and stopping the rampant corruption in Thailand, one of the world’s most corrupt countries, what are MPs from the Thai opposition party, the Democrats, spending their time doing this month? Raging over the cancellation of a Thai soap opera.
Just in case you haven’t heard, the biggest news in Thailand this week is the cancellation of a Thai soap opera, Nua Mek 2, right before the final episode was to air.It’s big news all over Thai social media, as well as front page news in Thai newspapers. But, it’s not just the news media and average Thais who are wasting their time complaining over the cancellation of Nua Mek 2. The Thai Democrat Party is involved as well.
And why would the Thai opposition party, the Democrats, and their leader Abhisit Vejjajiva be involving themselves in something so ridiculous as the cancellation of a TV soap opera? Because they say Nua Mek 2 is really about former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, and that’s why the government headed by Thaksin’s sister, Yingluck Shinawatra, asked Channel 3 to pull the last episode of the soap opera from the air. It’s nothing more than censorship.
Honestly, you really have to wonder what kind of backward mentality makes the Democrat Party act like this, and what on earth its leader, Abhisit Vejjajiva learned during his time at Oxford University? Was he absent during classes where they talked about social responsibility and things that are worth spending your time on for the betterment of society as a whole and things that make you look like an idiot? You’d have to think so.
And, as for crying “censorship”, you couldn’t ask for a more ‘pot calling the kettle black’ scenario. When Abhisit Vejjajiva was in power, more Thai TV programs supportive of the now government, more radio stations and more news stories were pulled due to censorship than during almost any other time in modern Thai history.
As for Channel 3, the TV station that cancelled Nua Mek 2, they say they pulled the final episode as it was simply too violent for Thai TV.
Honestly, other than the Democrats who really need to start spending their time solving the country’s problems instead of obsessing over Thaksin and making themselves look like gigantic idiots, who cares?