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PM joins those hitting back at Pheu Thai party in defence of the military

 

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Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan have joined the chorus defending military spending and mandatory conscription against increasing criticism from anti-junta politicians, particularly Pheu Thai party’s prime ministerial candidate Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan.

 

The Prime Minister insisted that defence spending was not only intended for the military and for national defence, but also for non-military operations such as helping people suffering from the after effects of natural disasters, the crackdown on illicit drugs and resolving conflicts between opposing groups.

 

He then chided politicians, without naming names, for speaking without regard to reality and national interests adding “If anything happens in the future, you the politicians must be held accountable,” apparently in reference to Pheu Thai’s chief campaign strategist Khunying Sudarat.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/pm-joins-those-hitting-back-at-pheu-thai-party-in-defence-of-the-military/

 

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-- © Copyright Thai PBS 2019-02-19

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I think they should redirect funds and  build a wall!

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9 minutes ago, Thailand said:

I think they should redirect funds and  build a wall!

Great idea! They could contract it out to their Chinese buddies and use ice cream - as done previously by the great Walls of China.

(British humour, probably won't translate to American English)

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And the song of the day is we all live in a yellow submarine 🤔

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Taiwan, which has a substantial threat, end conscription late last year.  They will have only volunteer troops.  Why can Taiwan survive while Thailand can't?  Thought the military party was way ahead anyway. 
 
Money taken from the military black hole to be used to help the economy.  The people over the military?  Chaos will ensue.  Financial independence will lead to better education and a desire for competition.  How will the military rule ?

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“Substantial threat” could Taiwan conceivably repel?


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Lets hope the army budget get cut, and the money put into the failing healthcare system that nobody seems to want to fund as its not sexy enough a election promise.

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