In this image from video, a life-sized cardboard cut-out figure of Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, stands next to the microphone and faces the media after the Prime Minister left the scene, in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday Jan. 8, 2018. Prayuth evaded questions by bringing out a life-sized cardboard cut-out of himself, and telling reporters to "ask this guy" if they had "any questions on politics or conflict", he then turned on his heel and walked off, leaving the mock-up behind, to bemused looks and awkward laughter from the assembled media. (TPBS via AP)

‘Ask this guy’: Thai prime minister introduces cardboard cut-out to answer journalists’ questions

As the junta’s rule has stretched on, criticism of its often repressive policies and lack of transparency has grown markedly

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In this image from video, a life-sized cardboard cut-out figure of Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, stands next to the microphone and faces the media after the Prime Minister left the scene, in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday Jan. 8, 2018. Prayuth evaded questions by bringing out a life-sized cardboard cut-out of himself, and telling reporters to "ask this guy" if they had "any questions on politics or conflict", he then turned on his heel and walked off, leaving the mock-up behind, to bemused looks and awkward laughter from the assembled media. (TPBS via AP)
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