Thailand’s Pheu Party wants to cut the weapons budget

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The main opposition party, Thailand’s Pheu Party, promised yesterday to cut all arms purchases from the new budget after the Navy gave in to public pressure to buy submarines. Sorawut Neungchamnong, a MP for the ruling Palang Pracharath Party and spokesman for the House Committee reviewing the 2022 budget, yesterday confirmed Prime Minister Prayut Chanocha the first installment of two Chinese submarines worth 22.5 billion Baht. paid. However, Yuttapong Charasathien, a Thai MP from Pheu and a member of the House committee reviewing the draft budget, said General Prayuth had only ordered that payments for the submarine purchase be stopped following public pressure that the Navy, along with the Department of Defense, did Disappearance of the pandemic and its impact on the country considered and then agreed to postpone the purchase.

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