This Is Thailand

Many foreigners, especially Britons were offended by General Prayuth’s candid and somewhat “insensitive” statements made in the wake of a double murder of a British couple at Koh Tao in Southern Thailand.

Well, what General Prayuth said may actually sound funny to many Thais. This incident illustrates two things about Thai psyche. 1) Thais eschew direct apology. 2) Thais have an “unique” sense of humour.


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