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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha urged Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan to investigate the disappearance of a 50 million baht government budget. PM Prayut attended the Cabinet meeting at the Parliament House of Thailand yesterday to discuss the flood situation across the country. At the end of the meeting, the Deputy Minister of the Finance Ministry, Santi Promphat, suggested PM Prayut compensate residents affected by the flood to encourage and make people happy. The PM agreed with Santi’s opinion. He said government officials should visit each area and see what the people want. Each official should take care of the needs […]

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I’m not sure if some of these stories are lost in translation or not. If not, then how  dare they be so glib and crass. What people “need” is for the government to implement proper water management and flood defences. Not some handout of a few thousand baht and be made to feel grateful. I’d set my dogs on this lot if they came near my flooded house 

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That buckis being passed real quick, PM to Deputy PM to flunky  but we are all confident it will turn up eventually  

Funny how 50 million just vanishes sometimes. 

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12 hours ago, Graham said:

So the money is not lost, only temporarily misplaced in the wrong bank account ? Sounds about right for Thailand. 555

Ah but whose bank account? 

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 Deputy PM Prawit refused to answer media questions about the budget. He left parliament and rushed to his car.

I do hope he didn't tell the driver to go to the airport.

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18 minutes ago, palooka said:

 Deputy PM Prawit refused to answer media questions about the budget. He left parliament and rushed to his car.

I do hope he didn't tell the driver to go to the airport.

This brings to mind the martin Scorcese great film Casino where Nicky Santoro ( Joe Pesci) is at Sam "Ace" Rothstein  (Robert de Niro) bungalow screaming at the  banker who took care of excess money and banker is trying to explain that the cash is no longer liquid.

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