Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha asked the public to refrain from instigating any more “drama” in relation to the rescue mission of the trapped boys and their football coach in the Tham Luang cave, local media reported.
His statement came amid debate on social media whether the group should be scolded for their recklessness in entering the complex during the monsoon season or hailed for their bravery, the Bangkok Post reported.
“It’s an issue people are following closely every day, so there’s already been a lot of drama about it,” he said, urging the media to report on the story responsibly.
“Agencies are working on supporting the boys’ rehabilitation and I have asked provincial offices to look into the best way of making sure they are okay psychologically. I’m not saying the 13 people are heroes,” he said.
“Most importantly, they must all be (safely) evacuated from the cave and serve as good members of society, and learn from their actions,” the premier said. – Bernama