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KFC Thailand apologises over Indonesian earthquake promotion

While people in coastal areas rushed to reach higher ground, the KFC Thailand fan page on Facebook told followers to order a takeaway.

BANGKOK // KFC Thailand apologised yesterday for a post on its Facebook page urging Thais to hurry home and monitor earthquake news with a bucket of chicken.

While people in coastal areas rushed to reach higher ground, the KFC Thailand fan page told followers to order a takeaway.

"People should hurry home this evening to monitor the earthquake situation and don't forget to order the KFC menu, which will be delivered direct to your hands," it said.

The post, which was later removed, generated a storm of outrage.

"The person behind this advertisement should be fired for their lack of common sense and responsibility," said one of the dozens of posters the Pantip message board.