GT200: Detecting Amusement and Ridicule

Dr. Pornthip Rojanasunand, aka Dr. Death, may have been a proficient Thai forensic pathologist in the distant past. However her endorsement of the dubious GT200, a ridiculous bomb detector that was used extensively in the ThaiSouth, has made her the laughing stock of the country, and possibly the militants. Much to the embarrassment of government officials and the Thai forensic circles.

The previous prime minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, chagrined, halted the purchase of the devices and according to a news report in early 2010, the previous Thai government had spent over USD $20 million for some 700 devices.

Now, the National Anti-Corruption Commission has set up a panel to look into the procurement of the GT200 and Alpha 6 bomb-detectors by 13 state-agencies.

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