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No matter the drama, the joker's out to play

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The case of the popular soap opera Nua Mek is unusual because it's not everyday a powerful TV station suddenly self-censors, unilaterally banning its own popular show, without a plausible explanation. 

Two of the actors in and a poster of in the ‘Nua Mek 2’ drama series, whose ban is causing a social stir and threatening to implicate the Yingluck government and the ruling Pheu Thai Party.

Spokesmen for the government headed by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra have been quick to deny political interference in the programming schedule at Channel 3. If that is true, then the wooden-headed, tone deaf whisperer who discreetly suggested that the popular TV show be banned is not technically a member of the government.

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