During the COVID-19 pandemic, streaming businesses and online platforms enjoyed explosive growth, especially for the entertainment industry. In Thailand, however, one particular traditional music business — molam — plunged into dire circumstances. Yet to be afforded legitimacy, molam artists receive little to no support from the government. Today, they hang onto a dimming hope that they will return to the stage as their art form gradually dies.
“People are scared to express themselves because of this law. Writers are afraid to mention it, even in fiction, if it’s related to the king or the royal family”Teerapol Anmai, academic and artist criticized about Article 112.