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Defence spokesman defends military budget

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Defence spokesman defends military budget

 

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The Thai military has defended its spending of about 1 trillion baht, or 7% of the fiscal budget, over the past five years and claimed it had not increased substantially.

 

Speaking at length to the media today about defence budgets since the coup, Defence Ministry spokesman Lt-Gen Kongcheep Tantravanich also insisted that the budgeting process of military spending was transparent and endorsed by the National Legislative Assembly and that the amount of the increases each fiscal year was in line with those of the national budget and had increased every year to about three trillion baht this fiscal year.

 

He pointed out that defence budgets of elected administrations from 1993 to 1998 averaged about 12.7 percent of the entire fiscal budget compared to about seven percent under the junta’s regime.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/defence-spokesman-defends-military-budget/

 

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For a country that has never been at war why the big budget? Ah sorry friend now dead have to get watch somehow

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Poison air or military hardware? Nothing says'' Look at me'', more than a slightly used tank or submarine. let the backslapping begin.

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

The Thai military has defended its spending of about 1 trillion baht, or 7% of the fiscal budget, over the past five years and claimed it had not increased substantially.

These spokesmen are the best liars, chosen as such because they are so, troubling they seem to believe their lies, a self delusional talent it seems

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4 minutes ago, DPKANKAN said:

Actually the main threat is from China, through the front door, but they are too stupid to see it!! I think I am going to change from Thai language lessons to Chinese.  Okray?😏😏😏

You are correct. Chinese through the front door. I am in favour of Thailand maintaining a healthy military with modern equipment. I would like to see though how much of the budget disappears off into the ethos. The actual military spend would be around 2-3% probably. 

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RELATED:

 

Army chief’s attempt to shut down election talk of budget cuts backfires

By Jitraporn Sennawong, Nattaphat Phromkaew 
The Nation

 

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The Army chief’s attempt to scare politicians off discussing the Army budget and reform by indirectly calling them “enemies of the state” has instead backfired, as many Thais have emerged with additional proposals for reforms of the military, and others are protesting the chief’s invocation of the farrightist anthem.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1085515-army-chief’s-attempt-to-shut-down-election-talk-of-budget-cuts-backfires/

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Thais love uniforms. Police,immigration officers,immigration police,army,navy, air force ,school teachers and principles,fake cops and guards.

Some politicians have mentioned trimming down the number of  generals. Good luck!There will be another coup just around the corner.

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That is 33billion USD unless I am mistaken for Thailand.   Taiwan wanted 11billion USD for 2019, and they have a real aggressor who advocates conflict if necessary.   

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/08/06/asia-pacific/taiwans-tsai-ing-wen-seeks-11-billion-defence-budget-china-threat-grows/#.XG4gIFUza00

 

Why does the Thai military need so much money, and why do they need conscripts, when those who have far more to fear need less ?    

 

How will the good soldier defend his position ?

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6 hours ago, leeneeds said:

Where is the threat? or perceived future threat coming from?

In bed with the Chinese , Cambodians, Americans, 

Only threat I see, is in the south where the fundamentalists are trying to get established 

you sure don't need a submarine to combat those  extremists, 

 

 

The genuine threat in the south is from separatists not fundamentalists, the latter are very weak in Thailand.

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