Time for the regime to face the music
Finally, the return to democracy has begun. It's raw. It's vulgar. It's controversial. It has also unleashed a rush of polarised opinions. Police are gunning to outlaw it as more people flock to view it online, with over 21 million on YouTube for the music video in question as of yesterday mid-afternoon.
The rap song Prathet Ku Mee (What My Country's Got) is giving Thailand a fresh taste of freedom and defiance. It is not the first example, by all means. But it's one that has apparently caught fire after years of capitulation.
Atiya Achakulwisut is a columnist, Bangkok Post.
Columnist for the Bangkok Post
Atiya Achakulwisut is a columnist for the Bangkok Post.