Army ‘Postpones’ 4.5 Bil. Baht Arms Deal After Online Outrage

23.04.2020 - 00:15

BANGKOK — The army on Wednesday retreated from its proposal to buy 50 infantry carrier vehicles from the United States following a huge backlash on social media, army sources said. According to the source, Gen. Apirat Kongsompong postponed the 4.5-billion baht deal to 2021 fiscal year. The decision was made less than 24 hours after procurement documents for another batch of M-1126 Strykers amid the coronavirus pandemic were leaked to the media on Tuesday, prompting much fury online.

(Military, other, Thailand)

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