Slimy Prayuth

17 10 2018

When we saw the Bangkok Post story: on the Tham Luang cave kids “meeting” The Dictator, we have to say that we found the whole thing slimy.

We have said several times that the rescue effort was fabulous. However, as The Dictator seeks every possible advantage, exploiting the rescue and the kids strikes us as another step too far.

The 12 kids and their coach “paid a courtesy call on Gen Prayut at Government House…”.

Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha “gave them souvenirs and thanked them for bringing fame to Thais and the country. The team had been internationally recognised.”

That’s his concern. “Fame” for the country under the military dictatorship.