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Thai PM Bemoans Divisive Soap Operas, Offers to Write Better Ones

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Friday criticized television soap operas for promoting violence and division in society and said he wanted scripts to encourage reconciliation. He said he would write them himself if he had to. Prayuth, who is also army chief, staged a coup on May 22, overthrowing an elected government after six months of at times violent anti-government protests. “I have ordered that scripts be written, including plays on reconciliation, on tourism and on Thai...

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