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Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha sprays hand sanitiser at reporters – VIDEO

Tanutam Thawan



Screenshot via the Thai government

Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha sprayed hand sanitiser at reporters yesterday, avoiding a question about the cabinet reshuffle and walking out of his press conference followed by a mist of alcohol .

The prime minister had been asked about a list of candidates for cabinet positions that opened up after 3 ministers were detained on insurrection charges for their involvement in protests from back in 2014 to oust the Yingluck administration.

After the question, Prayut said “Is there anything else to ask? I don’t know, I haven’t seen it. Isn’t it something the prime minister should know first,” according to Reuters. Prayut then left his podium and sprayed the hand sanitiser at reporters as he walked out.

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

SOURCES: Reuters | Prachatai


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    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 10:27 am

    The little rictus on his face when he got off from his place shows the madness behind the man.

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    Toby Andrews

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 10:57 am

    He is making a habit of walking out when matters are not going the way he wants.
    Like a petulant child.

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    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 11:35 am

    Moron !

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    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    good to see the democratie going on in Thailand, no one dead like in Myanmar

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    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    you are probably right as far as the “democratie” (whatever it may be !!!) is concerned, but I am not sure about democracy !!!!
    Birds of a feather flock together and military is military, on either side of the boarder.

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    Steve B

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    This guy is rapidly moving up to the ranks of Trump, Bolsonaro and the Great Leader Kim when it comes to sanity, or the lack thereof.

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    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    Totally out of his league he is in a position that he cannot manage just total chaos daily give him a job as a undertaker as he’s killing Thailand daily
    And Lou nobody dead YET it’s coming

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    Big Money

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    That man is a walking joke.

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    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    strange behaviour from a civil servant

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    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    In my home country, this was front-page news.

    Thailand is showing its best side.

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    Tim Houston

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    Waow, amazing! so this is their leader? no wonder…

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    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    He was joking with people. Here the real video: Why are you lying? Thailand protests are terrorists. Thailand will become the next Syria and Thaksin hired terrorists to kill his own people and also had the war on drugs that was like Duarte as well as hates Muslims.USA has the most people in jail in the world and in Europe you go to jail for less. Defamation laws are blanketed to all Thai citizens. Democracy is fake. Every time you lie I will come and expose you.

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    sarwardee Ken

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    a toy soldier masquerading as a politician

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    Political Observer

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 1:08 am

    “Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha sprays hand sanitiser at reporters.”
    I don’t know about Thailand but in Western countries he could charged with assault. And he would be.

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    Jonty Miller

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 2:42 am

    Arrogant tosser.

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    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    A country managed by Clowns

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    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 4:25 pm


    Strange method and analysis of my words a bit simplistic.

    Duerte made a real war against drugs, Thaksin just allowed the police involved in drug trafficking to eliminate the competition, which is quite different…
    The demonstrators are only young people manipulated by social networks, on the other hand the Rohingya rebels who started the violence in Myanmar are real terrorists trained in Saudi Arabia (converted to Wahhabi Islam) and who made the war in Syria and Libya, what the western media forgot to say during the Rohingya crisis.

    And Myanmar had the Rohingya problem because ASSK signed contracts with China, which is also why it was attacked by the Western media.

    And according to the junta, this is why she was deposed from power, but observers often forget the important links between the Burmese generals and France, it is France who supported the generals after the first victory of the NLD in Burma in 1990, they wanted the gas pipeline for Total and it is also certainly them who had a lot to lose from the new victory of ASSK who advised the Israeli lobbyist.

    When the generals in Algeria prevented The Islamic Salvation Front (which was supported by the US) from taking power, they sent Algerian Islamists who were in Afghanistan and were called Armed Islamic Group.

    The US colored revolutions never bring any benefit to the victim countries, if they are always presented as bringing more democracy, peace, justice, they always end up turning into nightmares for the populations, as in Libya or Syria.

    The only purpose of this operation is to put in place the opponents who want to break the bridges and the economic agreements with China as the leader of the opposition clearly said; pro-American and anti-China Thanathorn.

    If the rise of China is frightening, this policy will only aggravate Thailand’s economic problems and will only benefit the USA.

    It is the same thing that happened in Europe, this desire to revive the cold war with Russia wanted by the USA has done a lot of harm to our economies and as the French general Pinatel said;

    “If Europe and Russia were allies, they would challenge the United States for world primacy.”

    “The US desire to restore a Cold War in Europe through NATO only serves its interests and those of European leaders who are either corrupt or incapable.”

    The best that can be wished for Thailand is that it remains independent and maintains a balance between the two equally negative great powers.

    Of course it is easier to believe in what the dominant media shows us, to think as we are told in the many movies, that the USA is the guardian of democracy in the world, which I also thought when I was young and stupid.

    I opened my eyes to these lies by working in NGOs, by traveling and by reading many reports, at that time we didn’t talk about conspiracy theory, a very useful term to discredit real facts and to keep people uninformed in the lie.

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