- Prayut’s commanding style does not work in a crisis // Thai PBS World, 23 апреля 2020
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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has been criticised by nearly everybody for his communication style since the Covid-19 virus hit the country three months ago.
His regular addresses to the nation have done little to boost the public’s trust and morale. A hangover from his military career, the former Army chief has a commanding style of speaking, which leaves the impression that he is standing above everybody rather than with them. His intentions may be good, but his gruff and aloof bearing means his messages are often misinterpreted.
Some critics say this clumsy communication style is merely a symptom of a deeper failing in Prayut as a leader – his inability to inspire confidence and trust in his people.
“His messages don’t sound sympathetic. Instead, he is always asking for sympathy from people. As a leader, he should be there for the people, the people don’t have to be there for him,” comments Titipol Phakdeewanich, dean of political science at Ubon Ratchathani University.
“I think this is because he has never run for elections, which is why he doesn’t know how to convey his message properly.”
The way Prayut has chosen to deal with the outbreak shows that he is not fit to govern the country, the academic says.
Прают не король, его ругать можно. Идея, что вождь для народа, а не народ для вождя, провоцирует циничную усмешку: а что, так бывает?