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PM Prayut Chan-o-cha says “sorry” for spraying reporters with hand sanitiser

Tanutam Thawan

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PM Prayut Chan-o-cha says he was just “playing” around when he sprayed puffs of hand sanitiser at reporters during a press conference. When asked questions about a possible reshuffle of the Thai Cabinet, Prayut picked up a bottle of alcohol spray at his podium and gave the front row of the press a good spray while walking off, ending the conference.

The incident was filmed live and was picked up by international news outlets. Today, Prayut made an official apology and said he was just playing.

“I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to. I usually play with the media like this… I won’t do it again.”

Back in 2014, Prayut tossed a banana peel at a Thairath TV camera crew after being told to face the camera.

SOURCE: Khaosod

 

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19 Comments

19 Comments

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    Laurent

    Friday, March 12, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    Thank you @ The Thaiger by keeping us with this update.
    What he did was not acceptable, and a sorry doesn’t work.
    How arrogant. How shamefull. I want to say a lot but I will stop here.
    Cheers

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    Tom

    Friday, March 12, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    I cna’t believee this halfwit actualy runs a country… what’s wrong were all the press crew dirty farangs and that’s why he sprayed it?

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    Kuhn David

    Friday, March 12, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    He needs to be dismissed from his position without delay. Unfortunately, there would be just another dimwit to step in and take his place.

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    Craig

    Friday, March 12, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    I don’t get it. How does someone like that get voted in?

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    Jim kelly

    Friday, March 12, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    the man is a TOTAL ASS WIPE!!!!!

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    Issan John

    Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 1:20 am

    “I don’t get it. How does someone like that get voted in?”

    By nominating those in the senate when he was leader of the NCPO, Craig, who then voted for him after the elections.

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    Ian

    Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 2:35 am

    Laurent i dont know if you live in thailand but if you do this is why the students protest you cannot say what you believe and what you want i so want to come live and invest in thailand with my girlfriend but not under this dictatorship i want to be able to critise and praise but with freedom and free speech i ask thailand for nothing else ,oh well yes i do please make it easier for us farangs with visas ect 555

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    Political Observer

    Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 5:59 am

    What he did would be classified as assault in many Western countries. And someone would charge him with that – assault. And his sorry little a– would be dragged into a court of law in ful public view. It’s not likely a leader in the West would keep their job after something like that.

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    Mike

    Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 8:50 am

    He’s a vile little man

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    toby andrews

    Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 11:17 am

    Here he committed a crime against humanity.
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    lol

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    lou

    Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 11:33 am

    well he just mixed up the dates, we are not yet in Songkran !!! look like alzheimer has done already its job.

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    Stardust

    Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    This guy is absolute unfit to be a PM. And his childish behaviour shows his low life level.

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    toby andrews

    Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    This was a crime against humanity.
    This person should be tried at the International Criminal Court in the Haig.

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    Nipral

    Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    above all utterly ill educated and stupid.
    People have the leaders they deserve !

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    Stardust

    Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    This guy is absolute unfit to be a PM.

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    Ian Jones

    Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 3:25 pm

    That man was general and was scheduled to retire two weeks after the coup in 2014 started. Lucky for him he got to be the leader of the country instead, and are enjoying that a lot, regardless of total lack of competence. Probably pockets a few more baths now than a a general.

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    Manu

    Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    Firstly, I could not help laughing at this tragicomical surreal scene. But then when you look closely at his eyes and his overall attitude, you can see the typical hate and impunity of an authoritarian in power. But he lost his nerves, he might not feel so confident anymore. I cannot help wondering what would have happened if, instead of sanitiser, he had a wooden stick in his hand…or a gun…

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    Political Observer

    Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    “This person should be tried at the International Criminal Court in the Haig.”
    Yes he should. He overthrew a democratically elected government. He thwarted the will of the Thai people. He denied them their right to choose their leaders.

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    Hector

    Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    The website landdestroyer wrote an article with the original video where you can hear the laughter of the journalists.

    It’s sad to see that the Thaiger is participating in this propaganda.

    An excerpt from the article as we can’t share a link here :

    How Bad Does the Western Media Lie?

    The Thai Prime Minister recently joked with journalists – but through creative editing – the Western media was able to portray it as an “attack” all as part of a “bid to dodge some tough questions.”

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