Thai Military Tells Foreigners “Leave Thailand and Leave Us Alone”: Great PR Move for Tourist Industry

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Thai soliders blocking anti-coup protesters today at Bangkok’s Major Ratchayothin mall – photo from Twitter’s @NewsBreaker

In a fascinating addition to the Thai military’s constant proclamations since last Thursday’s coup in Thailand, the Thai military is now telling foreigners “Leave Thailand and leave us alone” – that is if you have any disagreement with the coup.

What a fabulous PR move and superbly helpful for the failing Thai tourist industry. Not!

That message came in an incredibly defensive notice in response to the deafening uproar from the international community after the now 19th military coup in Thailand this week.

The Thai military then responded with this:


thai military tells foreigners leave thailandthai military tells foreigners leave thailand 2From the buzz on social media after that was posted, it appears many tourists are happy to do just what was suggested. Stay away from Thailand, and take their money elsewhere instead.