The government came under heavy fire over alleged irregularities in the spending of its 120-billion-baht flood rehabilitation and prevention budget during the last day of the censure debate yesterday.
A farmer spreads his paddy rice out to dry on a road in Muang district of Buri Ram. Farmers who have laid out their rice to dry in public places are having to guard their stocks while they wait. Large amounts of rice in many areas have been stolen, as it fetches high prices under the government’s rice pledging scheme. SURACHAI PIRAGSA
Leading the debate on the issue, Democrat MP for Phatthalung Nipit Intarasombat claimed "commissions" of 30% of project values were collected during the bidding for procurement of flood rehabilitation and prevention schemes.
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