Thailand Prime Minister Sprays Press With Disinfectant, Ending Press Conference


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Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha sprayed reporters with disinfectant during a weekly press conference in Bangkok Tuesday, The Associated Press reported.

Prayuth, a former army commander who is known for being unpredictable, sprayed reporters seated in the front-row after taking questions in the press conference, the AP reported.

The Thailand prime minister was reportedly irritated at one of the questions regarding a potential cabinet change and walked away after spraying the journalists. (RELATED: Coronavirus Lockdown In Thailand Causes Exodus Of 60,000 Migrant Workers)

Prayuth overthrew Thailand’s elected government during a 2014 coup, the AP reported. The prime minister has engaged in other press conference antics, including stroking a reporter’s ear while speaking to a group of reporters, and throwing a banana peel towards camera operators.


Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha sprays hand sanitizer at journalists to avert answering questions about his Cabinet.

— The Recount (@therecount) March 9, 2021

#Thailand’s prime minister ends a press conference by sanitizing #reporters.

— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) March 9, 2021

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha sprayed hand sanitizer at journalists to avoid answering questions about a cabinet shuffle that saw three ministers stripped from their posts last month.

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— CTV News (@CTVNews) March 9, 2021

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