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None of us enjoy responding tricky questions, but unfortunately for some professions – like being primary apportion – it’s just partial of the job.
Not, however, for Thailand’s Prayuth Chan-ocha, who adopted a weird and novel proceed to avoiding formidable questions in a pierce which left reporters scratching their heads.
The PM evaded all questions at a press discussion by bringing out a life-sized carboard cutout of himself – and then told reporters to ‘ask this guy’ if they had ‘any questions on politics or conflict.’
He then incited on his heel and walked off, leaving the image behind to faraway looks and ungainly delight from the fabricated media.
Prayuth had quickly spoke to the media progressing on after attending an eventuality compelling the country’s arriving Children’s Day – but used his card duplicate before anyone could ask him about critical issues.
It isn’t the first time Prayuth – a ubiquitous who seized energy in a bloodless manoeuvre in 2014 – has doubtful the media with his antics.
In the past he has fondled the ear of a sound recordist for several mins during an unpretentious news conference, flung a banana flay at cameramen, and threatened, with plain-spoken humour, to govern any publisher who criticised his government.
When it first took power, his government, packaged with military men, enjoyed substantial open support for finale a enlarged duration of mostly aroused street politics.
But as the junta’s order has stretched on but making good on past promises of elections, critique of its mostly odious policies towards leisure of countenance and its miss of clarity has grown markedly.
Sharp general critique and pale domestic gainsay has been destined against what many contend is the military’s strongest hold given the Cold War epoch of the 1970s.