Saturday, September 20, 2014
Thai PM's Bikini Comments
Thailand's prime minister general Prayuth Chen-Ocha apologised for criticising tourists who wear bikinis in Thailand. He said bikinis were vulnerable to attacks unless they were unattractive. Hiis comments came just after two British holidaymakers were murdered on the beach of Koh Tao. According to source, general Prayuth was quoted as telling officials that can they be safe in bikinis unless they are not beautiful? The comments sparked outrage and the British embassy said it had contacted officials to seek clarification. In a press conference general said he was sorry that his comments hurted people. He had made the original remarks while talking to government officials with reports quoting him as saying, "Tourists think our country is beautiful and is safe so they can whatever they want, they can wear bikinis and can walk every where."