Thailand’s prime minister sprays journalists with hand sanitiser

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Prayut Chan-O-Cha
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha.

Thailand’s prime minister has sprayed members of the press with hand sanitiser.

After fielding questions from journalists at his weekly news conference in Bangkok, the famously mercurial Prayuth Chan-ocha sprayed back with disinfectant.

Riled by a final question about a possible Cabinet reshuffle, he told reporters to mind their own business, then grabbed a container of alcohol mist and doused the front row before sauntering off.

The quick-tempered former army commander, who overthrew the elected government in a 2014 coup, is known for his unpredictable behaviour.

In the past, he has spoken to a media scrum while fondling the ear of one of the reporters and flung a banana peel at camera operators.

After an event in 2018 he declined to speak to the media, and instead set up a life-size cutout of himself.

“Ask this guy,” he said and walked away.

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