From Manager, July 1, 2018
Left: Srivara… why did you come here? To arrest whom?
Right: I’m coming here to wait for arrest those 13 people with an allegation of going the cave without a certificate… and violating the law for staying nights at the cave without a permission from the officers… These violate an article…… of the national park act…
[Refers to national deputy chief Pol. Gen. Srivara Rangsibrahmanagul who came under attack for what is seen as an act of intimidation toward officials working to save the lives of the 12 young footballers and their coach trapped in Tham Luang Cave.
During his visit, he asked rescuers whether they had permission to fly drones and drill in the cave to save the boys.
The officials trying to rescue the boys were stunned and Srivara’s use of unsympathetic language and stern manner cause the incident to go viral.
During his visit, Srivara also met with PM Prayuth. PM Prayuth mocked him, asking him if Srivara had come to arrest him.]