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Prayuth "Let a cardboard me answer the questions, LOL, seeya"

Postby Bong Burgundy » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:50 pm

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42616817

Thai PM leaves cardboard cutout to answer questions

PM Prayuth Chan-ocha leaves a cardboard cutout at a news conference in Bangkok (9 Jan 2017)

Thailand's prime minister has taken a novel approach to avoiding questions at a news conference, by leaving a cardboard cutout to do the job.

Prayuth Chan-ocha briefly spoke to an audience outside Government House in Bangkok, before the life-sized replica was brought out.

"If you want to ask any questions on politics or conflict, ask this guy," Mr Prayuth said, then walked away waving.

Mr Prayuth led a military coup in 2014 and was named PM later that year.

The government has promised to hold nationwide elections, but they have been repeatedly been pushed back.

In April the country voted in a referendum on a new constitution and a changed electoral system, which observers say is likely to lead to a more splintered parliament.

Shaking hands with cardboard

The prime minister was speaking to Thai families and reporters on Monday ahead of Children's Day on Saturday.

The BBC's Thai service says the cutout is likely one that will be on show on the day, when children will be given access to the official residence and the prime minister's office.


Reporters may have hoped to ask him questions about issues including the elections, about rumbling violence in the south, or the severe lese majeste laws under which numerous people have been jailed for insulting the monarchy.

But instead those in the audience were left only with the option of taking pictures with the cutout of Mr Prayuth in a handshake pose.


The Thai government has repeatedly arrested young people protesting against its leadership
The prime minister did, however, speak to a hand-picked audience of children inside the residence, The Nation newspaper reported.

He said it was important to "engage young people with potential to get in line with 21st-Century democracy".

He also said Thailand "shouldn't be afraid of politics" and needed to "create a new generation of politicians".

Many students who have protested against Thailand's military leadership have been arrested or jailed in the past few years.


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Re: Prayuth "Let a cardboard me answer the questions, LOL, seeya"

Postby Edwardo » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:23 pm

Turns out the cardboard cutout's answers to questions were more intelligible than Prayuth's.
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Re: Prayuth "Let a cardboard me answer the questions, LOL, seeya"

Postby Lucky Lucan » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:48 pm

It's great to see the honesty there. I hope this catches on. Maybe in the near future we'll have loads of world leaders joining this bandwagon and referring questions to dummies. 8-)
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Re: Prayuth "Let a cardboard me answer the questions, LOL, seeya"

Postby Spigzy » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:42 am

Surely there must be scope for a "Prayuth Draws" like our other buffoon friend? :lol:

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Re: Prayuth "Let a cardboard me answer the questions, LOL, seeya"

Postby Edwardo » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:47 pm

Does Trump have to get brought up in every fucking thread?
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Re: Prayuth "Let a cardboard me answer the questions, LOL, seeya"

Postby ផោមក្លិនស្អុយ » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:00 pm

Edwardo wrote:Does Trump have to get brought up in every fucking thread?

*every

Meaning the one thread specifically about him plus a couple of other random mentions.
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