From Manager, July 10, 2018
Deputy PM Prawit: This is about Chinese tourist agency who did it to the Chinese… then how should I be responsible about it?
On the island: Phuket
President Xi Jinping: Give Phuket island to my country… then I will be responsible for it.
Caption: Be careful, or they will be responsible. [meaning China will be responsible for the ferry tragedy if they take over Phuket]
[Refers to Deputy PM Prawit’s remarks about the Chinese tourist ferry accident in Phuket.
During his interview, he blamed the ferry company operated by an illegal Chinese company implying that it was Chinese people who did it to Chinese people and that Thais were not responsible.
The remarks sparked anger on Chinese social media. Later Deputy PM Prawit apologized for his remarks.]