PM wants quality tourists to visit Thailand

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has wanted the Sports and Tourism Ministry to screen incoming tourists to make sure they are of quality.

However, he said that this did not mean that backpackers would not be welcome in this country but the Sports and Tourism Ministry must be more selective in allowing tourists to come to Thailand.

The prime minister also mentioned the incident when the Thai ambassador to Britain was invited for a meeting with the British deputy foreign secretary for an explanation about the arrest of two Myanmar migrant workers under suspicion of involvement in the murder of two British backpackers on Koh Tao in mid-September.

He said that the British minister was satisfied with the explanation from the Thai ambassador.  He however added that if Britain wanted to join in the investigation of the murder case he would not have any objection unless it amounted to an interference  in Thai affairs.