March 11, 2013

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  • Regime ducks for cover as blimp sinks 19 Sep 2017 05:59 Bangkok Post The big blimp with a Royal Thai Army label and highly visible bull's eye on its white body has been given the chop but the impression that the army is above scrutiny stays on. The decommissioning of the pricey airship that was rarely used for its …
  • Auditor-General sets deadline for Bt350m airship investigation 18 Sep 2017 23:06 Nation Social activist Srisuwan Janya earlier filed a complaint with the Auditor-General, asking it to investigate Interior Minister and former Army chief General Anupong Paochinda over the Bt350-million airship that was recently decommissioned after only eight …
  • NACC demands new evidence in blimp probe 18 Sep 2017 22:33 Bangkok Post Watcharapol Prasarnrajkit, chairman of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), says the graft busters have seen and dismissed corruption allegations over the airship, and need new evidence to reopen the case. (Bangkok Post file photo) An …
  • Thai army under fire for US$10 million faulty blimp 18 Sep 2017 14:02 The Sun Daily BANGKOK: Thailand's army came under fire Monday for its US$10 million (RM41.88 million) purchase of a faulty blimp that was finally dumped after eight hapless years, the latest scandal over military spending in the junta-run country. The kingdom's …
  • Thai army under fire for $10 million faulty blimp 18 Sep 2017 12:45 Charleston Daily Mail By Afp Published: 08:01 EDT, 18 September 2017 | Updated: 08:01 EDT, 18 September 2017 Thailand's army came under fire Monday for its $10 million purchase of a faulty blimp that was finally dumped after eight hapless years, the latest scandal over …
  • Call for inquiry into Bt30m blimp 18 Sep 2017 10:59 Nation Srisuwan urged Auditor-General Pisit Leelavachiropas to scrutinise whether the purchase was legitimate. If not, his office should send the case to the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) for further punishment, Srisuwan said. The blimp was …
  • Pisit calls for probe on B340m sky patrol flop 17 Sep 2017 23:31 Bangkok Post Eight years after the purchase, a week after decommissioning. the Office of the Attorney General vows to "look into" the army's dirigible fiasco. Bottom left: Generals Prayut, Prawit and Anupong, all involved in the history of the blimp. ( …
  • Airship loss produces much hot air 16 Sep 2017 23:05 Bangkok Post The blimp scandal is devolving into another Rajabhakti park corruption, with those responsible not investigating themselves. (Bangkok Post file photo)a "Personally, I would agree if there is a call for a malfeasance probe. This would ward off …
  • Anupong, army defend airship fiasco 16 Sep 2017 00:19 Bangkok Post Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda and the army have defended the worthiness and performance of the army's controversial 340-million-baht aerial patrol project, including an airship, which has been decommissioned only after eight years in service. The …
  • Photo of blimp hangar is latest addition to Festival of Arts' collection 14 Sep 2017 22:43 Los Angeles Times The Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach this week announced the latest addition to its permanent art collection. “Lighter than Air,” a photograph by Jacques Garnier, depicts the blimp hangar located at the Marine Corps Air Station in Tustin. The photo is …