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Thai Government, Knocked by Rappers, Responds with Own Tune

When a rap video critical of Thailand's military government became a huge sensation, the authorities first responded with threats to arrest its creators. Then they did what the establishment often does when under fire: try to co-opt the genre. So on Thursday a government “Thailand 4.0” rap video was played to introduce Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's remarks to about 500 attendees of a conference on start-ups. The video was seen as a reaction to the popularity of the...

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