This could just be nothing. But it is up for discussion.
Sathit Pitutecha (member of the Democratic party, the current ruling party of Thailand) is attempting to censor lakorns. He received demands from parents and many Thais claiming lakorns such as “Mia Luang (Head Wife)” and “Borisud Bumbat Kaen (The Revenge Therapy Company)” which just ended two weeks ago are bad for Thai children and Thai youths. The behaviors displayed in these lakorns are not “mor som” for the youth of Thailand, meaning it’s not appropriate for kids. Sathit Pitutecha and others fear Thai children and youths will mimic these types of ill behaviors and thus he wants to change the ratings methods for Thai TV. He wants to move the prime time lakorn time slot from 20:30 to 22:00 (8:30pm to 10pm). At 20:30, children are still awake and watching adult themed lakorns with their parents, he argued.
He is sending his concern to Teera Slukpetch, Thailand’s Minister of Culture, and to Sathit Wongnongtoei, the Prime Minister’s Office Minister for discussion.
I call this the unneeded “Save the Children” hysteria. Even at a young age, I knew right from wrong, I didn’t mimic what I saw on TV. They should give children more credit.
For those who are not watching “Mia Luang” or know nothing about it, it’s a lakorn starring Pok Piyatida, Aum Patcharapra, and Tui Theerapart about a married man who can’t keep his pants on. He loves his wife played by the talented Pok; however, he cheats on her and finds nothing wrong with his adulterous ways. He is currently sleeping with his children’s nanny and also seeing Aum Patcharapra’s character. His wife is an emotional wreck and doesn’t know how to mend their marital problems.
“Mia Luang” is a very popular lakorn, it airs every Monday and Tuesday on Ch7.
Sathit Pitutecha, Teera Slukpetch, and Sathit Wongnongtoei
Source: National Channel