A TV cancellation caused an uproar in Thailand where fans of a popular soap opera were distraught to discover their favorite show was off the air. The mini-series "Nua Mek 2," which has been described as "edgy," was pulled from the airwaves after Channel 3 determined " . . . that some content was inappropriate for broadcast," according to a Jan. 7, 2013 report by Yahoo! News.
The matter of this television soap opera mini-series cancellation is being taken very seriously. Even the Thai Constitution Protection Association plans to get involved by seeking an order from the NBTC to force Channel 3 to air the final two episodes of "Nua Mek 2." They believe that the show's termination constitutes an infringement of the rights of the people. The organization claimed that viewers have a "constitutional right to watch it until the end."
The Democrat Party has asked the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission to review whether the cancelled TV show that caused an uproar in Thailand violated broadcast regulations after an executive at Channel 3 reportedly said that "Nua Mek 2" violated Section 37 of the Broadcast and Telecommunications Operations Act. According to The Bangkok Post, Section 37" . . . bars broadcast of content that seeks to overthrow the constitutional monarchy, threatens national security or morality, constitutes profanity or harms people's mental or physical health."
Fans and critics alike are demanding that "Nua Mek 2" continue airing until its final episode. Mid-season cancellations in Thailand are extremely rare, and rumors abound that the Thai government had something to do with the TV cancellation that caused an uproar in Thailand. However, those allegations were denied by the government.
"Nua Mek 2" first aired on Dec. 14, 2012. It was aired three nights a week until it was cancelled with two episodes left. The mini-series depicted " . . a fictitious Thai prime minister and his corrupt deputy. It also featured the themes of black magic and political corruption.