‘Defence’ budget under attack

The opposition attacked government spending plans for favouring the Defence Ministry and imposing “ineffective” economic stimulus measures, as three days of debate on the budget bill began in the House on Thursday.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha defended the budget in its first reading, insisting national security and stability were a prerequisite for economic development, and said the budget for education was still high.

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Aekarach Sattaburuth