23 May 2024

Security for Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has been stepped up after an incident on Monday morning when his motorcade, travelling from his home to Government House, was chased by a private car, the driver of which occasionally sounded its horn, in an apparent show of discontent.

Government House sources said that Special Branch police have been ordered to find the driver of the aquamarine-coloured Honda Accord, who chased the Prime Minister’s convoy as it was travelling on the expressway towards the Yommaraj exit.

The sources said that the driver did not just repeatedly sound the car’s horn, but also tried to get close to the Prime Minister’s chauffeur-driven car while flashing its headlights.

Special Branch police managed to identify the driver and are checking his background.

It is not known what charges could be brought against the driver.