The Prime Minister of Thailand sprayed reporters with hand sanitizer while exiting a press conference Tuesday.
Following an inquiry about new cabinet appointments, Thai PM Prayuth Chan-ocha dodged the question by leaving the podium, grabbing a face mask and a bottle of hand sanitizer and spritzing reporters in the front row.
According to Reuters, Prayuth, regarded as a former coup leader, “became frustrated when asked about a list of potential candidates for vacant cabinet posts, following last week’s jailing of three of his ministers for insurrection during protests seven years ago.”
The outburst appears to be common for the PM, who frequently treats journalists with disdain.
To be fair I’d do that to journalists too
— Noble Hominid (@LBentsly) March 9, 2021
In the past, he’s left a cardboard cut-out of himself for reporters he didn’t want to speak with.
He’s the funniest…once he had a real size cardboard cutout version of himself for the press to take pictures of…as he didn’t want to talk to them that day. pic.twitter.com/bfGnUU2siN
— Sapientia 🍥 (@vicistis) March 9, 2021
During another interview, he threw a banana peel at a reporter.
He Threw A Banana Peel At A Cameraman And Pulled The Ears Of A Reporter pic.twitter.com/KKZP0ZFcHS
— Pinocchio J. Crooked (@pin0ccu17) March 9, 2021