Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has left reporters stunned and amused when he interrupted his own news conference to spray them with hand sanitiser in a bid to dodge tough questions.

Prayuth became frustrated when asked about a list of potential candidates for vacant cabinet posts following last week’s jailing of three of his ministers for insurrection during protests seven years ago.

“Is there anything else to ask?,” he said, standing at a podium.

“I don’t know, I haven’t seen it. Isn’t it something the prime minister should know first?”

Prayuth then left the podium, grabbed a small bottle of sanitiser, casually walked over to the journalists and sprayed each of them while holding a surgical mask in front of his face.

“I’m afraid of COVID, I have to protect myself,” Prayuth said as he jovially strolled passed reporters while spraying sanitiser in their faces.

Prayuth, a former military coup leader, is known for his casual, at times comical, remarks to media but he often lashes out at reporters.

He was later filmed speaking with the same group of journalists and looking increasingly vexed, talking inaudibly while spraying them with broad sweeps of his hand before walking off again.

Thai PM sprays reporters with sanitiser
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