Prime Minister Prayuth's lucky rings

The general has a collection of auspicious rings which he changes from day-to-day to suit the tasks he is performing.

Gen Prayuth changes his rings from day-to-day to suit the tasks he is performing.

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PM Prayuth's lucky rings

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has a collection of auspicious rings which he changes from day-to-day to suit the tasks he is performing.

"The four rings are named Wan-Phra, Wan-Namoh, Wan-Sondej, Wan-Noppakao. When I wear my [army] uniform I have to move them to my left hand, because wearing them on the right hand makes it hard to salute," he said.

One of the rings, the Noppakao ring, is a well-known style of ring with nine gemstones.

The general also wears a bracelet made from the hair of an elephant tail to protect him from bad luck.

He explained to reporters about his rings and a bracelet that he has worn for a long time due to traditional mystic and religious beliefs.

Prime Minister Prayuth has decided to wear the traditional phra rajathan Thai silk shirt for meetings, a style of shirt first popularised by Privy Council president Prem Tinsulanonda.

He has also instructed cabinet members to dress in the phra rajathan silk shirt for meetings, instead of formal Western suits.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politics/431080/pm-office-gets-mystic-makeover

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