31 Mar '18, 3am

Prisoners in #Thailand get to watch mega drama hit Love Destiny - by popular demand

Prisoners in #Thailand get to watch mega drama hit Love Destiny - by popular demand

BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The popularity of Thai period TV series Love Destiny has jokingly been said to empty the normally congested roads on the days it broadcast. Now it gets to be aired in prison at the plea of inmates. Krit Krasaethip, chief of the Bangkok Remand Prison, said the prisoners normally go to the dormitory at 3pm, where they will be shown TV programmes for their recreation and to encourage behaviour change following a session of religious activities. Inmates are allowed to watch TV programmes until 9pm, so they were unable to catch the talk-of-the-town historical series that broadcasts every Wednesday and Thursday for an hour starting from 8.20pm. The prison authorities last weekend yielded to the calls from inmates who wished to watch the series by showing them the recorded versions. The inmates were happy to be able to watch the show, so t...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/prisoners-in-tha...

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