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    Prayut defers questions to cardboard PM

    Prayut defers questions to cardboard PM

    politics January 09, 2018 01:00

    By THE NATION

    AS USUAL, Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha stood up in front of a microphone in front of an audience at Government House yesterday. Except that he wasn’t answering questions, because he was a mere cutout.

    “Whoever wants to take photos and ask about heated politics and conflicts, just ask this guy,” Prayut said yesterday, pointing at a mounted life-sized picture of him known as a “standee”. He then waved goodbye and immediately left for his office..................

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    Re: Prayut defers questions to cardboard PM

    Human Rights Watch raps PM's cardboard dummy 'joke'

    9 Jan 2018 at 18:05
    WRITER: REUTERS

    Video grabs from Monday's event show Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha examining a cardboard cut-out, then walking away from a bemused media gaggle.

    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, known for his temperamental outbursts, has adopted a unique tactic to avoid tricky questions from reporters -- leave a cardboard cutout of himself for reporters to quiz.

    But the gesture has been criticised by Human Rights Watch, which said it shows the military junta chief's "contempt of media criticism".

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