Thai PM ends presser by spraying reporters with disinfectant

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Thai PM ends presser by spraying reporters with disinfectant

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 | AP | Bangkok

Politicians are often accused of sanitising the news. On Tuesday, Thailand’s prime minister sanitised members of the press.

After fielding a slew of 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.            

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