Reporters at the Government building

Reporters at the Government house. Photo: Government of Thailand.

Prayuth Celebrates Children’s Day With Govt House Reporters

BANGKOK — In a surreal scene at Government House today, reporters dressed up as school kids, joked with junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha and wished him a smooth year of work – all in the name of marking National Children’s Day.

The jovial celebration came at a time when Thai media freedom faces continuous crackdowns by Prayuth’s military regime, which came to power in May 2014.

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By Teeranai Charuvastra

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