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Govt: No extra money for state welfare cardholders

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Govt: No extra money for state welfare cardholders

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BANGKOK, 13 June 2019(NNT) - The government has dismissed a rumor that it will transfer 3,000 baht to the bank accounts of state welfare card holders.

 

Deputy Government Spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office, Lt.Gen.Weerachon Sukhonthapatiphak, has confirmed that welfare cardholders will not receive an additional 3,000 baht from the government and they will continue to have the same privileges when using the card. The confirmation came after a large number of people queued up to open a Bangkok Bank account to receive the 3,000 baht.

 

He said the government has continued to provide financial assistance to low-income people, such as expenses for consumer goods, travel, water supply and electricity, so the welfare cardholders will not receive an additional 3,000 baht from the government.

 

He confirmed that Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha has placed great importance on caring for low-income earners and the government has no policy to cancel welfare cards, which are undergoing continuous improvement so about 14.5 million welfare card holders do not have to worry about this.

 

The government wants to facilitate public access to financial services and reduce travel expenses, so it has launched a measure to allow elderly and welfare cardholders to open one basic savings account for one bank without setting a minimum limit for opening the account or balance in the account. They do not have to pay a fee or annual fee for depositing, withdrawing or transferring money to commercial banks. They can also apply for an ATM card with participating banks without paying a fee or annual fees. Those who want to exercise their rights must register with the bank in order to receive the privileges.

 

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More APC's on order ?

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Rumour or not, of course there is no money for frivolous citizens. Got to keep buying submarines and tanks and other military equipment that will never be used for its genuine purpose. When was the last time Thailand was in a war. 100 years ago?

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2 hours ago, sammieuk1 said:

No money left after buying all them votes🤔

      With flash motors , for those held high in the Thai establishment .

 

              

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The confirmation came after a large number of people queued up to open a Bangkok Bank account to receive the 3,000 baht.

 

Wonder how the rumor got started?   And why did they queue for a "Bangkok Bank" account? 

 

Almost always any govt give-away of money requires an account at KrungThai Bank or another bank whose majority share holder is the govt....but not at a commercial bank like Bangkok Bank, SCB, K-bank, etc.    

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4 hours ago, jerojero said:

Rumour or not, of course there is no money for frivolous citizens. Got to keep buying submarines and tanks and other military equipment that will never be used for its genuine purpose. When was the last time Thailand was in a war. 100 years ago?

In 1942 the Thai army invaded the Karen and Shan states in Burma and also part of China but was eventually forced to retreat by the Indian army and Chinese forces. Thailand also had a very large, over 80,000, anti-Japanese guerilla force that worked with the Allies.

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4 hours ago, Bluespunk said:

There were those who fought until told to surrender, when the Japanese invaded during WWII

Yes, they defended the country so galantly for about a day or so.

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14 minutes ago, monkeycu said:

Don't blame the troops 

The order was given from Bangkok to lay down their weapons

Of course. Just shows you how the military act when finally asked to do their job. The surrender and that is what it was, was all about maintaining their positions of power and allowing the peasants to be used and abused by an outside force.

 

So much for the saying the military so often use about protecting the country's security.

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8 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Govt: No extra money for state welfare cardholders

TRANSLATION:

It's that time of budget year that the military and civil service need their 5% wage increases - again.

 

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1 hour ago, Knee Jerk Reaction said:

In 1942 the Thai army invaded the Karen and Shan states in Burma and also part of China but was eventually forced to retreat by the Indian army and Chinese forces. Thailand also had a very large, over 80,000, anti-Japanese guerilla force that worked with the Allies.

Thailand also assisted Australia in the Timor stand off with Indonesia and they've also have done their bit in Afghanistan and Iraqi more than some NATO countries have.

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