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The political turmoil is putting the fiscal 2015 budget allocation at great risk of long delays, says the Comptroller-General's Department. 

Director-general Manas Jamveha voiced concern that if the latest goal of the anti-government protesters to postpone the election from Feb 2 is successful, a delay in considering budget expenditures for the next fiscal year starting September 2014 will occur.

"Look at the 17 days these protesters seized control of the Finance Ministry and other state agencies recently. Just this alone caused disbursement to miss the target by 100 billion baht," said Mr Manas.

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