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PM pushes for cost of living to be reduced

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Prime Minister has asked his economics team to instigate tax measures and cut daily living costs for most groups. The Minister of Finance has declined to speculate on whether or not parameters for Rao Chana will be changed.

 

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha posted to his personal Facebook page, saying he has discussed tax measures and cuts to daily living costs for different groups and businesses. Approaches considered include changes to taxation of property and buildings, and residential structure registration, as well as an extension to income tax filing. Suggested courses of action are to be proposed to Cabinet next week.

 

The PM asked for confidence among the public that the government is looking into all possible ways to provide aid, elaborating that there are plans to both reduce costs and increase income. He pointed out that the Rao Chana and co-pay schemes have been achieving positive results, before wishing good health to the people and the nation.

 

Following the premier’s discussion with the economic team, Minister of Finance Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, met with the media but declined to discuss whether or not parameters for the Rao Chana program, which provides 3,500 baht in aid over the course of two months to citizens, will be changed, in particular if distribution will be changed to cash payments from electronic transfers. He remarked only that Minister of Energy Supattanapong Punmeechaow had already made a statement on the matter.

 

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Use some of the Foreign Reserve money, stop the big expenditure projects that are lining your pockets, and return true happiness to the people by giving them money to live their lives daily instead of

Reduce costs of living?? Give the people a job .. there is a lot of work to do in the whole country.. Clean the banks of the rivers, repair traffic lights,  collect the rubbish everywhere, start with

IMHO he has helped so many Thai people to the maximum extent  of his ability. This is not saying much, but it is an indicator of his ability, and is a good reason to quit and take all his government a

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8 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

The PM asked for confidence among the public that the government is looking into all possible ways to provide aid

 

wait till you see how this turns out. 

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49 minutes ago, Emdog said:

The rife corruption is like an invisible tax that seems to permeate everything bought sold whatever here. What percentage goes to graft and kickbacks? 5%? 10%? .. besides leaving little that goes to actual presumed usage. Dept of Education a prime example. Trickle down model if ever was one

Would love to see who takes the first step in putting ugly cables underground the city looks outdated.

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8 minutes ago, Thecritic said:

Would love to see who takes the first step in putting ugly cables underground the city looks outdated.

 

They started a program for that a year or so ago. It lasted about two or three months.

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