Hitler appears in Thai video to promote 'values'

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military rulers have commissioned a short propaganda film to promote the "12 core values" every Thai student must learn.

There was one problem: it contained a scene of a grinning schoolboy painting an image of Adolf Hitler standing in front of a swastika while his smiling classmate applauds.

The film, screened for free in major theatres since Saturday, has been met with ridicule on social media and condemned by the Israeli Embassy in Bangkok.

On Wednesday, a senior official in the prime minister's office, Panadda Diskul, called the uproar a "misunderstanding," but said the Nazi imagery in the controversial cartoon scene would soon be replaced.