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TV drama’s cancellation causes uproar in Thailand

/ 04:58 PM January 07, 2013

BANGKOK—A Thai TV station’s decision to cancel a controversial prime-time soap opera has caused an uproar among viewers and critics who are demanding the final episodes be shown.

The outcry came after Channel 3 announced Friday that it would immediately stop airing the action drama “Nua Mek 2” due to some “inappropriate content.”

The station did not give further explanation.

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Government officials denied having pressured Channel 3 to terminate the show.

Viewers urged the station to show the remaining episodes, while some called for a boycott of the channel.

“Nua Mek 2,” which was aired three nights a week, tells the story of corrupted politicians and black magic.

Censorship is heavy-handed on Thai television, with cigarettes and alcohol blurred, but the cancellation of a show before its end is rare.

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