How a rap video could become the fault line of Thailand's long-awaited elections

Members of the group Rap Against Dictatorship perform "Prathet Ku Mee" on stage in Bangkok on Oct. 27, 2018.

(CNN)A music video that criticizes Thailand's military government has become a big hit in the Southeast Asian nation, indicating that public frustration with more than four years of military rule is mounting ahead of upcoming nationwide elections.

The song, "Prathet Ku Me," or "What My Country's Got," by Thai rap group Rap Against Dictatorship, has been watched more than 24 million times since it was posted to YouTube eight days ago.
Lyrics that include the lines: "The country that points a gun at your throat / claims to have freedom but no right to choose" la