Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha surprised journalists at a press conference as he sprayed them sanitizers in order to avoid answering their questions.
The retired army general has been in power since a 2014 military coup, and has a history of acting controversially at press events.
In the past he was caught on camera patting a reporter’s head and tugging his ear, and once brought out a life-sized cardboard cutout of himself to “answer” questions on live TV.
During the press conference, he was asked about a cabinet reshuffle, then he immediately picked up a bottle of sanitiser and began spraying reporters, much to the shock of everyone.
Thai PM sprays sanitizer on journalists at a news conference following a weekly cabinet meeting pic.twitter.com/th9Sus1v1j
— Reuters India (@ReutersIndia) March 9, 2021