Junta Leader Prayuth Throws Banana Peel at Thairath Cameraman
BANGKOK – Thailand’s junta leader Prayuth Chan-o-cha threw a banana peel at a cameraman’s head after getting annoyed at being asked to face the camera too many times.
Prayuth Chan-o-cha, the head of the Thai junta, was caught on camera by Thairath throwing a banana peel at a cameraman’s head in front of the media and several others during a public event on Wednesday.
The mocking action from the junta head and now Thai Prime Minister seemed to draw laughter from the crowd at the event, who had probably witnessed his unique mocking style before.
In late November, he was also recorded on camera pulling the ears and ruffling the hair of a reporter while the reporter was reaching out with his microphone and kneeling down so that he would not be in the camera frame.
Earlier in late September, he mocked a journalist during a press conference at Government House with his now iconic sentence “I’ll smack you with the podium” after he was asked whether he intended to be PM from a coup d’état only, but not from an election. – Prachata
Prayuth Chan-o-cha throwing banana peel at a cameraman