Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha Cites “Blue Bloods” as Examples for National Police Force
In both the history of television and in politics, it is extremely rare in which a television show is often singled out and touted as an example to be followed by powerful and figures in high authority, especially in times of crisis. However, just recently, in light of the Bangkok bombings last week, which had the whole world focused on Asia again in the span of a couple of days, Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-0-cha touted the CBS procedural “Blue Bloods” as an example of what good police work and leadership is. Read on to learn more about this story.
The world once more shifted its collective gaze to Asia as the world, fresh from the recent Tianjin Explosions in China, watched in horror as two pipe bombs, according to The Guardian’s report on the incident, went off in Erawan Hindu Temple and at a ferry pier that is often teeming with tourists in Bangkok. The two incidents, however, according to the report, don’t seem to be connected to each other.
As of today, the government, especially National Police Chief Somyot Poompanmoung, are working hard and around the clock. It was in order to find justice for the individuals and the families of those who were either killed or hurt during the blasts.
Amidst all of this, the Prime Minister of Thailand, who, according to the Bangkok Post, is an enthusiast of popular media such as film and music, suggested that Somyot and his officers turn to the CBS police procedural and drama “Blue Bloods” for insights regarding professionalism, leadership, and how to solve cases.
“Blue Bloods,” which will enter its sixth season in the upcoming fall television season, centers around the Reagan family. The Reagans are a family of New York City police officers, headed by the current New York City Police Commissioner, Francis “Frank” Reagan (Tom Selleck). Aside from the various cases that are featured in the show, which often affects more than one member of the Reagan family, the show tackles moral issues and themes which test their integrity, professionalism, and their professional and personal lives.
And that was all regarding the Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha touting CBS’ “Blue Bloods” as an example for his own country’s police force in the wake of the Bangkok bombings. For more entertainment news and updates in Hollywood and in Asia, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).
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