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Opposition slams Thai Government for indifference to economic realities

 

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Members of the Opposition described the 3.3 trillion baht 2021 fiscal budget as being disconnected from reality, with a likelihood that a large portion of the money will be wasted. They also accused the Government of total indifference to the severity of the economic crisis facing the country, by formulating the budget as if the country’s economy is in a normal condition.

 

In a Facebook post today, as the House began the 2021 budget debate, Pheu Thai party’s chief strategist said that Thailand is now facing an “economic tsunami” which will intensify. Khunying Sudarat said that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his cabinet are simply dividing up a big cake, to be shared out among the bureaucrats and merchants.

 

She pointed out that 80% of the 3.3 trillion baht budget is reserved for normal public sector funding, leaving only about 20%, or 600 billion baht, for investment in economic development, adding that most of the budget appears not to be intended to create jobs, but to build roads, to fund arms procurements and for training courses.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/opposition-slams-thai-government-for-indifference-to-economic-realities/

 

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There is an Opposition?  My guess is if the situation was reversed (555!) they would be smacking their lips at having an overflowing trough to plunder.

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

Khunying Sudarat said that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his cabinet are simply dividing up a big cake, to be shared out among the bureaucrats and merchants.

corruption + greed + incompetence

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2 hours ago, RichardColeman said:
3 hours ago, webfact said:

not to be intended to create jobs, but to build roads, to fund arms procurements and for training courses.

Ah,so the myanmar labour built road to nowhere will actually end at a training facility to teach armament purchases  ?

Do you mean the eight-lane Kaset-Navamin Road to Bang Na-Trat Road?

 

Perhaps there's been some copying forward-planning and it's based on the one in Myanmar itself:

A 20-lane road in Naypyidaw, of which the previous dictator "insisted on the giant boulevard so that it could act as a runway for planes in case of riots."

source: https://www.planetizen.com/node/86067/myanmars-20-lane-road-nowhere

 

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

to fund arms procurements

And who are you worried about at this moment in time? The only ones looking for a fight at the moment are the CCP and your tongue is firmly up their a******. 

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

She pointed out that 80% of the 3.3 trillion baht budget is reserved for normal public sector funding, leaving only about 20%, or 600 billion baht, for investment in economic development, adding that most of the budget appears not to be intended to create jobs, but to build roads, to fund arms procurements and for training courses.

Very observant, but will make no difference.

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