Back on the job after the Constitutional Court decided his eight years were only five, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha wowed the nation with the kind of wisdom only available from a military man who came of age in the 1970s.
As Thailand grapples with unrelenting storms and flash floods, the 68-year-old former army commander suggested that people could follow transistor radios in case the power grid goes offline, sending everyone born on this side of the millennium to Google what they were.
The man who is both prime minister and defense minister raised the idea in a Monday conference call with provincial governors, saying it had worked great during the Great Floods of 2011.
“If the system is completely destroyed, communicating would be difficult. A transistor radio may be another way to broadcast to the public,” he said.
The idea was roundly ridiculed…