The navy is looking into the feasibility of buying submarines for military and economic security reasons, navy chief Kamthorn Pumhirun says.
A feasibility committee has been set up to study submarine technology.
The navy will push for the purchase of the submarines, priced at 20 billion baht each, when there is enough money available. (Bangkok Post)
The Submarine Saga is an old one. The government spent already money on this hilarious project.
The navy chief said neighbouring Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam all had ordered submarines from Russia.
The submarines, he insisted, could serve many purposes and were a necessity. […]
Adm Kamthorn said the submarines would help strengthen the economy. They would help safeguard the country’s natural resources, fisheries, oil exploration, export cargoes and tourism.
Sure. No doubt.
And a thai submarine would also solve the global warming problem, cure cancer and would of course increase penis size. 😉
Kamthorn is nothing more than a clown in uniform.
No problem. Everybody should be free to ridicule itself (and ridicule doesn’t kill unfortunately). But he’s an expensive clown. A parasite sucking out money for grotesque projects (and a few friends pockets)… at the expense of the thai people.
And like BP wrote, the King criticized this stupid idea… in 2008… So, do we have to understand that the navy chief does not care about the King’s opinion ?