Prayut Defends 223 Billion Baht Defense Budget in Pandemic

03.07.2020 - 04:56

BANGKOK — Opposition MPs on Wednesday said the massive defense spending should be slashed and priority given to the economy revival during the coronavirus pandemic. But PM Prayut Chan-ocha, who also serves as defense minister, said the 223.4 billion baht budget is needed to defend the country’s sovereignty. The proposed budget is the fourth highest among the ministries.

(Military, other, Thailand)

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