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.

The content shown above is only a small part of the full content, which we reserve for Bangkok Post digital archive subscription members. Please log in or subscribe to get the full content.

Back to top
Switch colour tone