Prawit welcomes submarine purchase investigation

Prawit: Done by the book.

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon on Monday welcomed the state auditor's probe into the navy's 13.5-billion-baht submarine purchase scheme, saying the process was transparent and efficient.

Gen Prawit, also the defence minister, said the procurement of a Chinese Yuan Class S26T submarine was being done according to procedure and the budget earmarked for the scheme was vetted by the National Legislative Assembly (NLA).

Earlier, Auditor-General Pisit Leelavachiropas said he wanted to open a probe into the navy's procurement of the Chinese vessel due to strong public interest.

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