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Armed forces told not to train conscripts under scorching sun

Apr 24. 2019
Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan
Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan
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By The Nation

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Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan, who is also deputy prime minister, said on Wednesday that he has instructed the armed forces to stop training conscripts under the blazing sun, warning that they might suffer heastroke.

The minister has also told all military bases to suspend field training and allow the conscripts to rest in shade if the weather is too hot.

The temperature in many parts of Thailand has for several days been above 40 degrees Celsius.

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