Following the murder of two British tourists in Thailand, the Thai Prime Minister has suggested that "beautiful" female visitors should not expect to be safe in bikinis. Speaking in a live broadcast today discussing tourist safety, Prayuth Chan-ocha said: “There are always problems with tourist safety. They think our country is beautiful and is safe so they can do whatever they want, they can wear bikinis and walk everywhere,” according to the AFP news agency. He added: “Can they be safe in bikinis... unless they are not beautiful?”
David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, were killed earlier this week after they attended a beach party on the island of Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand. Commenting on the Britons' "behavior," the PM also said "this kind of incident should not happen to anybody and it has affected our image." He added that the media needs to “explain to foreigners that it is not always safe everywhere. They think it's safe like where they are from, everywhere and at any time, but our country still has problems."
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