Thailand’s Prime Minister Insists “Mandatory Conscription” is Still Needed

Defending the mandatory conscription, the former Army General who led the 2014 military coup said that soldiers have several roles besides defending the country.

Thailand’s Prime Minister Insists “Mandatory Conscription” is Still Needed

  BANGKOK – Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday reaffirmed the need to retain the mandatory conscription for Thai male adults as soldiers form an indispensable force in time of crisis or emergency. He was speaking a press conference after the weekly Cabinet meeting in response to criticism that mandatory conscription should be scrapped […]

Thai Army Takes Delivery of Twenty-Eight VT4 Battle Tanks from China

Thai Army Takes Delivery of Twenty-Eight VT4 Battle Tanks from China

– BANGKOK – Thailand’s Army Commander in Chief General Chalermchai Sittisart said on Wednesday that 28- VT4 battle tanks from China have been delivered to Thailand six months ahead of schedule because of early competition. General Chalermchai gave no further deatials about hte delivery, however he did deny rumours that the tanks were older stock […]