General Prayuth and the media

22 01 2011

The Bangkok Post has an article on General Prayuth Chan-ocha’s testy relationship with the media. Essentially, he hates having to get questions from the media that he doesn’t think appropriate for him as a big shot. This isn’t unusual for bosses in Thailand, used to being powerful and unquestioned, whether in the military or a godfather.

The part of the story we found revealing was this: “Gen Prayuth normally watches news on Channel 3 and reads ASTV Manager newspaper, dubbed the mouthpiece of the yellow shirt People’s Alliance for Democracy. The general is thought to be ‘anti-red’, a reference to his stand against the ousted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra and his pro-red movement.”



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