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Thailand – ICT Ministry denies claim of 200,000 broken tablets


Via: The Nation

In the House of Representatives, Democrat MP for Pathum Thani Kiatisak Songsaeng questioned the tablet policy, saying the Office of the Auditor-General (OAG) had found that 200,000 devices out of the 860,000 bought for Bt2.6 billion ($64.5 million USD – $322 each) had broken.
ICT Minister Anudith Nakornthap said OAG official Pichet Trakulkan had said the figure was not as high as reported by the newspaper and the OAG did not say there was CORRUPTION (Corruption? – perish the thought!). In fact, he said, the office even stated that it was a good project that should continue. From August 2012 to August this year there were 3,244 broken tablets sent for repair, he added.
Education Minister Chaturon Chaisang said the OAG report actually found 295 broken devices at 80 schools and affirmed that the tablets improved students’ academic performance by 50 per cent. (50% AMAZING THAILAND!)
Okay, let’s see if I got this right; somewhere between 295 and 200,000, possibly 3,244.
Yeah, that makes sense,

October 11, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

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