If Deputy Defence Minister Yuthasak Sasiprapa can get hold of some chong cao or caterpillar fungus now, he might want to take a double dose and stand up to the storm of doubt surrounding a YouTube audio clip with openness and valour.
Keeping quiet now about whether he is one of the men in the clip, when the whole town is wondering "is he or isn't he?" will do him more harm than good.
The high-priced Chinese herb, which has a rather morbid origin as a fungus that inhabits a living moth larvae and mummifies it to produce its perceived medicinal value, has become famous as part of a conversation in the so-called secret clip posted on Saturday night.
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