By The Nation
The video has drawn plenty of praise and shares since being posted on social media on Wednesday (February 5).
Tourist Police Commissioner Pol Lt Gen Chadtha Komonwattana acknowledged that the bureau is deeply concerned about the virus situation given the long friendship between Thailand and China.
He pointed out that the Chinese had sent Thais assistance and best wishes when much of the country was flooded in 2010.
The video features some 130 police officers saying – in Mandarin – “We hope that the Chinese people overcome the crisis soon. We love Chinese people as members of our family. China, don’t give up. Wuhan, don’t give up.”
Chadtha said the message conveys the friendliness the two countries share.
“It matches our motto, ‘Your First Friend’, which means the tourist police are the tourists’ best friends,” he said.