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Airing of a TV drama stopped until August 9 by-election in Samut Prakarn

Jul 31. 2020
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By THE NATION

The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday (July 30) ordered suspension of the airing of TV drama “Phleng Rak Pha Peun Taek” from July 30 until August 9, as the drama features Krung Srivilai, whose real name is Krungsrivilai Suthinpheuk, a Palang Pracharat Party candidate standing for election.

Krungsrivilai is contesting the by-election for Samut Prakarn Constituency 5 member of Parliament.

The election for the vacant MP position will be held on August 9.

In its order to Bangkok Broadcasting Television, the operator of Channel 7 HD digital television network and Bugaboo.tv online television website, the EC said that the airing of the drama, which is scheduled from Monday until Friday at 9.30am to 11.20am, must be suspended to prevent influencing people’s decision in the upcoming election, according to Section 135 of the Member of Parliament Election Organic Law BE 2561.

The 74-year-old Krungsrivilai joined Palang Pracharat in 2018. He has starred in more than 100 films and TV series and won the 1974 Golden Doll Award for best supporting actor in the film “Choo”.

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