Cabinet Meeting with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at Government House

Prayut sprays journalists with hand sanitizer after being irked by cabinet reshuffle question

The Thai prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha left a bad taste in the mouths of some reporters on Tuesday as he sprayed them with clouds of hand sanitizer after being asked a question about a potential cabinet reshuffle during a press conference.

Prayut Chan-o-cha was taking questions from journalists at Government House in Bangkok when, just before leaving the room, the visibly annoyed PM approached the first row of reporters and, while covering his face with a mask, began to shower them with hand sanitizer.

The Thai leader has form regarding strange confrontations with the press, and is previously reported to have hurled a banana skin at camera operators and even set up a cardboard cutout of himself to avoid questions from the media.

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