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Tue May 26 05:42:46 SAST 2015

Thailand inmates go Gangnam Style ahead of Psy show

Sapa-AP | 27 November, 2012 09:42
Inmates dance "Gangnam Style" on the stage during a competition at the Bangkok's Remand Prison November 27, 2012. Thai prisoners took a part in the "Gangnam Style" dance competition organized to entertain and build good relations between inmates and officials at the Remand prison.
Image by: CHAIWAT SUBPRASOM / REUTERS

A day before South Korean rap sensation Psy goes to Thailand, nearly 100 inmates have danced to his international hit behind barbed wire and bars in a Bangkok prison.

Seventy out of 4 500 prisoners at Bangkok Remand Prison put on a Gangnam Style show Tuesday for the media and corrections department executives after competing in a dance contest last week.

Officials said the program was to relieve inmates' stress and help them keep fit.

Psy's Gangnam Style this month became the most watched video ever on YouTube.

It has spawned hundreds of parodies and tribute videos, including a popular one earlier this year by members of the Thai navy.

Psy will perform in Thailand on Wednesday night  his first show in Asia outside of South Korea.

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