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Govt defends allocation for ordnance in national budget as 'necessary'

By The Nation

 

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The government has justified the proposed expenditure on ordnance in the national budget, after the opposition criticised the allocation saying it should be utilised for economic purposes.

 

Government Spokesperson Narumon Pinyosinwat said on July 8 that it was necessary for the Defence Ministry to spend on ordnance in fiscal 2021 and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha had already explained the reason.

 

The Bureau of the Budget also had examined the proposed expenditure and saw that it was line with the regulation of the national budget to spend on ordnance.

 

Thailand must improve its weaponry since this sector was not funded in the past few years, resulting in 80 per cent of weaponry becoming old, while the southern insurgency still requires new weapons, she said.

 

Narumon also said that the premier would make sure that the budget would benefit the country and its citizens, and the government would use the Bt1-trillion loan that was approved by the House to revive the economy.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30390945

 

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Narumon also said that the premier would make sure that the budget would benefit the country and its citizens.

 

By eating lead presumably 🤔

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2 hours ago, Paiman said:

A military government would spend preferably for the military. 

Personally, I am not a supporter of spending mega amounts of money on ordnance, but please note:-

 

"Thailand has contributed troops to United Nations peacekeeping efforts in places such as Darfur, Haiti and Timor-Leste. ... When preparing troops for deployment, the center ensures that troops deployed to U.N. peacekeeping operations are selected, generated, equipped and trained according to U.N. standards.Apr 22, 2019"

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1 hour ago, nausea said:

the latest figure I could find

and if it is even close to the actual funds spent, and if it is even spent on ordnance, and if they even had an honest bone in their bodies ...

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Well, if the photo is current, then the rifles those troops are carrying are Vietnam-era.  Probably worn-out after 50-years of abuse by farm boys.

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17 hours ago, webfact said:

Thailand must improve its weaponry since this sector was not funded in the past few years, resulting in 80 per cent of weaponry becoming old, while the southern insurgency still requires new weapons, she said.

Complete BS

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19 hours ago, Paiman said:

A military government would spend preferably for the military. 

It stands to reason.

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