The Nation may get its headline wrong, stating that the puppet National Legislative Assembly (NLA) again “voted unanimously” for a junta plan, giving the figure as 12.7 million baht rather than 12.7 billion baht, but the story is of more efforts to grease the military junta’s political wheels.
This is not just giving the military junta almost 13 billion baht “for the junta-initiated grand schemes, the 20-year national strategy and the Pracharat policy,” but is reallocating budget from government agencies to the junta’s proposed projects.
The report states that the “coup-installed legislature voted 183 with no opposition to pass a budget transfer act to fund the junta’s policies. Bt10 billion would be allocated for the controversial 20-year national strategy. Another Bt2.7 billion would go to a Pracharat fund…”.