Prayuth Chan-ocha sprays alcohol mist on a front row of reporters sitting inside the press conference room in Bangkok on Tuesday. AP
Politicians are often accused of sanitising the news. On Tuesday, Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha sanitised members of the press.
Prayuth Chan-ocha sprays hand sanitizer at front row journalists to avert answering questions. Reuters
After fielding a slew of questions from journalists at his weekly news conference in Bangkok, the famously mercurial Prayuth Chan-ocha sprayed back — with disinfectant.
Riled by a final question about a possible Cabinet reshuffle, he told reporters to mind their own business, then grabbed a container of alcohol mist and doused the front row before sauntering off.
Prayut Chan-O-Cha sprays hand sanitiser at journalists in an attempt to avoid questions about the cabinet reshuffle. AFP
The quick-tempered former army commander, who overthrew the elected government in a 2014 coup, is known for his unpredictable behavior. In the past, he's spoken to a media scrum while fondling the ear of one of the reporters and flung a banana peel at camera operators.
After an event in 2018 he declined to speak to the media, and instead set up a life-size cutout of himself. "Ask this guy,” he said and walked away.
“Well, that’s a first for you on TV, Tori,” colleague Tim Irr told the resilient reporter, who quickly picked up her camera after she tumbled during Wednesday evening’s broadcast.
Shireen Abu Akleh's family has voiced outrage over the Biden administration's "abject response" to her death. Lina Abu Akleh, Shireen's niece, confirmed she had spoken to Blinken on Wednesday.
Muhammad Al Hammadi, the association's president, called for protecting journalists and holding accountable all those who assaulted or killed them while performing their work.
In a powerful demonstration of global solidarity, governments, businesses, investors and philanthropies have announced over $57 billion (Dhs200 billion) across the climate agenda in just the first four days of COP28.
Masdar City hopes to set a new industry standard for houses of worship in the region through an innovative design that blends environmental protection with cultural heritage and community building.
Coinciding with the UAE’s hosting of COP28, the CBUAE, in cooperation with the COP28 Presidency, on Sunday organised an event to facilitate global climate finance solutions and progress towards a sustainable future.