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Political fracas after Thai soap axed

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A Thai soap opera has become the latest victim of the country's bitter divisions, the opposition party said on Sunday, claiming the prime-time show was axed after "political interference". 

File image shows a woman watching television inside a temple used as a shelter, next to the Chao Praya river in Bangkok on November 2, 2011. A Thai soap opera has become the latest victim of the country's bitter divisions, the opposition party said on Sunday, claiming the prime-time show was axed after "political interference".

Drama "Nuer Mek 2" (Above the Clouds) was abruptly pulled off air by privately-owned broadcaster Channel 3 on Friday because of "inappropriate contents", sparking a flurry of protest on social media as the government denied claims it was behind the decision.

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